This is an Elifino (hell if I know) that I have never for sure identified. Gorgeous in summer, but oh, my! the color change in the fall! I love it!
Where did you get this plant from? It looks rather strange to me.
I have had this plant for some 15 yrs, Steve. Don't know where I got it, any more.
Here's a summer picture.
Sandy, that plant is a shape-shifter, it goes through many patterns and colors, and I've seen nothing like it.....in pictures at least, since I don't get to visit any hosta gardens.
How can you tell if it is sporting or just growing normally?
What a show it puts on!
Captain Kirk is showing somewhat that same kind of color change. Wonder if is in response to the heat and drought? Stunning, tho!
Love the name and love the plant.. elifino is perfect!
That's a really different variegation pattern that I haven't seen before. I wonder if it's a sport of something or if it has sported into something different. Has it remained stable for the 15 years that you've had it?
It's always looked like this, Steve. Holds up well in summer, looks like this in fall. One of my prettiest hostas but darned if I know what it is. If it's a sport of something, it happened before I got it.
Maybe Paradise Joyce? Take a look at the library pics on that and see what you think.
Kinda looks like it, but not, I think. Not old enough, has to have been before 2001; flowers in mid summer, earlier than PJ. This one had to be a plant that was at the nursery where I worked in the 80's, I think, if I had to guess where it came from. There were never any Paradise hostas.
I had thought it might be Paul's Glory for a while but I no longer think so. I have 3 of those and it really looks nothing like them.
Sandy, if I see H. 'Elifino' at my local garden center next spring I am going to buy it. That is one Elofafine looking hosta.
I just went back and relooked at your pic and then a pic of my PG. Mine had a section of the crown that threw up pets with leaves heavily variegated like that. My plan is that if it does it again in spring to seperate a piece and see if it holds up.
I would be absolutely thrilled to check the AHS register next year and find H. 'Elifino', from SW MO. registered. There are so many look-alikes but yours would no be one of them Sandy.