Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hosta of the Day - 'Kiwi Full Monty'

Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty' is a sport of hosta 'Striptease'.  It's a beautiful hosta with dusty blue leaves with a chartreuse center and a thin white line between the center and margin.  I had the honor to meet Barry Sligh who originated this hosta at the Indianapolis Hosta Convention a few years ago.  Barry lives in New Zealand, which is why all of his hostas have Kiwi in the name.  I would love to visit his gardens someday.  I own a few of the Kiwi hostas, and I love them all.  Pair this hosta with gold, chartreuse, and green hostas to bring out the blue color.
Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty' 2009
Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty' 2011

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