Hosta 'David Reath'

Roy Klehm of Illinois registered this cultivar on behalf of fellow hosta hybridizer, Dr. David Reath of Michigan in 1998. It is a sport of H. 'Gold Regal' with a dark green center and yellow marginal variegation. The large size (27 inches high) mound of foliage is topped by medium lavender flowers are borne in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...differs from the similar cultivar, 'Alex Summers', in having a margin that more truly reflects the color of its mother plant, 'Gold Regal'. The margin of 'David Reath' changes from chartreuse to medium gold during the growing season while 'Alex Summers' develops a brighter, more sharply contrasting gold edge."


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