'Super Nova'

Mark Zilis of Illinois registered this reversed H. 'Aurora Borealis' tissue culture sport in 1999. This cultivar forms a large size (25 inches high) mound of moderately corrugated, wavy foliage with thick substance. The near white flowers bloom from mid-June into July. It has a wider margin and does not "burn" as severely as similar types.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Du Page Delight' and H. 'Super Nova'


Although labeled 'Super Nova', it would appear that this plant has reverted to the all-blue-green background plant.


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