Hosta 'King of Buchanan'
[L] One of two outstanding debut introductions from Michigan hybridizer Mike Groothuis. Hosta 'King of Buchanan' is a powerfully beautiful hosta with historical roots tracing back to Hosta nigrescens, hypoleuca, 'Niagara Falls’, and ‘Jean Harlow’, plus one of Mike's hybrids he calls 'Sissy's Siberian Eyes'. Broad leaves 11" wide and 14" long are medium green and come to a sharp, twisted tip. Each leaf is circled by a wavy, exceptionally wide margin that starts creamy-yellow and gradually turns creamy-white by late summer. The bold, high contrast variegation, large plant size, and calming sense of motion add up to an extraordinary garden centerpiece. Hosta 'King of Buchanan' forms an impressive mound about 27" tall and 68" across that blooms in mid summer with large, fertile, near-white flowers.
(M. Groothuis - 2019)