Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hosta 'Atlantis'

When I look outside all I see is the cold, white snow and with the occasional plant tag fighting it's way to the top. It kind of looks like a plant graveyard outside. So I've decided to feature a hosta this week on the blog.

One of the hostas in my garden which generates the most Ooohs and Ahhhs, is the hosta 'Atlantis'. Atlantis is a large, fast growing hosta. It is a sport of H. 'Abba Dabba Do' from the great hosta hybridizer Hans Hansen. It is very showy due to it's size, coloration, and the slightly wavy/twisty leaf shape. The border of the leaf is a thick bright chartreuse color with the center a darker green color.

I have mine located in the back of my hosta border, and it is still one of the first hostas people will notice. Because of it's easy growing habit and it's stunning beauty, I highly recommend this hosta for any garden that has room (it can grow to be about 5 feet wide).


Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

They are all so pretty! I have shot an honest scrap your way. http://jennsgardeningspot.blogspot.com/2010/01/honest-scrap-meets-my-honest-crap.html I selected you.

Cool Garden Things said...

Very handsome it is as well...does it divide well?
GartenGrl at Planning Plants to Plant

Hosta Nerd said...

Hey Jenn, thanks for the honest scrap!

I have never divided mine, but I'm sure as long as you divide it right it will do fine.

Jeff Branch said...

Thanks for posting these photos in the dead of winter. I am starting to get the hosta itch!

www.GardeningExpress.co.uk said...

hope to have this one in our 2011 range! www.gardeningexpress.co.uk