Hosta 'Sagae'

The leaves are large, heart-shaped, lightly folded with wavy edges and prominent veins. They emerge early in spring with bright green centers, with brilliant, deep gold margins. The leaves later turn to a frosty, silvery-gray-green while the margins turn to creamy white. Sun- and slug-resistant with huge pale lavender flowers in July. Great vase-shaped form. One of the best in the genus Hosta! Legendary in Japan, it was discovered in the town of Sagae in northern Honshu. Formerly H. fluctuans 'Variegated.' (Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.)