DetailsAcclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful hosta varieties-the number one seller of all time! The center of H. 'Great Expectations' is a nice yellow in the spring, turning butter-colored later on, or white if it gets a lot of sun. The center will turn green if it's in a lot of shade. This hosta has irregular margins of blue and light green which contrast with the center color very well. The leaves are very puckered. Clusters of white flowers by mid-summer. The leaves have a perfect heart-shape and look great in bouquets. This is a specimen hosta - show it off!
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Year New at HostasDirect 2000 Growing Zones No AHS Rating 23 AHS Mini Rating No Plant - Ploidy Confirmed Diploid 2-2-2 Plant - Bog Tolerant No Plant - Density No Hosta - Drought Tolerant No Plant - Fun Name No Growth Rate Slow Plant - Height 29" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Plant - Patented No Plant - Patent Number No Plant - PPAF No Plant - Rhizomatous No Plant - Shape Mound-like Plant Size Large Sun Resistant Yes Slug Resistant Yes Plant - Wave Spacing 54" Plant - Specimen Spacing 72" Leaf - Base Rounded Leaf - Color Detail Chartreuse leaf with a dark green margin Leaf Color (Center) Yellow Green Leaf Color (Margin) Green Leaf - Cupped Lightly Leaf - Cup Direction Up Leaf - Flat Edge No Leaf - Corrugation Intensely Leaf - Folded No Leaf - Twisted No Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Leaf - Piecrust No Fragrant Flower No Leaf - Substance Good Leaf - Margin Contortion No Leaf - Margin Size No Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Shape Ovate Leaf - Size 12" x 10" W Leaf - Length 6 Leaf - Width 4.5 Leaf - Mottled No Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Splashed No Leaf - Streaked No Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Glaucous Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No Leaf - Vein Color No Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent Leaf - Vein Pairs 10 Leaf - White Leaf Back No Flower - Bracts No Flower - Branched Scape No Flower - Clustered Bloom No Flower - Color White Flower - Double Blooms No Flower - Reblooms No Flower - Striped Bloom No Flower - Inflorescence No Flower - Pod Color No Flower - Scape Color No Flower - Scape Height 33 Flower - Scape Height Range 33 Bloom Month(s) July Flower - Season Middle Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No Flower - Size No Flower - Shape No Flower - Viable Seed No Petiole Color No Petiole - Shape No Petiole - Size No Petiole - Variegation No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator Bond J Hybridizing - Namer Bond J Hybridizing - Introducer Aden P Hybridizing - Registrant P. Aden Hybridizing - Sport Of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No Hybridizing - Year Registered 1988
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- great hosta requires patience
Nice coloring and variegation with heavy substance. Does well in heavier shade as well as moderate sun in western Michigan. This hosta is a very slow grower but certainly worth the wait.
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