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Hosta 'Stimulation'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hosta Stimulation

T. Avent 06

Item #: 6605

Zones: 3a to 8b, at least

Height: 17" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

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(aka: Hosta 99-81) Hosta 'Stimulation' is another of those truly recognizable hostas, even in a crowded hosta garden. This is our 1999 seedling, resulting from a menage a quatre involving Hosta 'Red Neck Heaven', Hosta 'Invincible', Hosta yingeri 'Treasure Island', and last but not least, Hosta 'Elvis Lives'. The result is a 17" tall x 3' wide clump of very glossy green leaves that have an amazing amount of waviness. The leaf tips appear "stimulated" since they are pinched at the tip, similar to Hosta ventricosa. The clumps are topped with 28" tall scapes of large pale lavender flowers that attract hummingbirds in mid-September. Hosta 'Stimulation' has been through enough already, therefore we will not opt for tissue culture.

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