Hosta 'Potomac Pride'

This slow growing cultivar was registered in 1995 by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina and was distributed to those who attended that year's National Convention of The American Hosta Society in the Washington, D.C. area. It is a hybrid of the species, H. yingeri x H. 'Blue Umbrellas' that forms a large size (24 inches high by 50 inches wide) mound of dark green, shiny foliage. The leaves are downwardly cupped, moderately corrugated, unruly and of thick substance. It has narrow petals on the purplish flowers that appear in July on 36 inch tall scapes.

In an article about hybridizing by Tony Avent in The Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1),  Tony gives the following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Potomac Pride' - unique hybrid of H. yingeri x H. 'Blue Cadet'. ..a larger plant with spider-like flowers...future parent to many spectacular introductions."


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