Gus & Alma M. Krossa 1980
This plant was purchased by Gus Krossa in Japan in the 1950’s and was registered in 1980 by Alex Summers. It is a sterile anigrescens hybrid.
What sets this plant apart from the crowd is its regal vase shaped, upright form. It makes a great anchor in the back of the hosta garden, standing above the rest. It sometimes attains a huge size of 3 feet across by 3 feet tall with 5 to 7 foot flower scapes, sometimes even taller.
The flowers are orchid/lavender in color and appear in mid-July.
The plant is a good fast grower.
The frosty blue green leaves have an undulating edge and they arch gently. They are 11” x 6” have pointed tips and 12 veins. The texture is smooth and somewhat leathery with a powdery sheen.
‘Krossa Regal’ is a 1974 Eunice Fisher Award winner and an Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta in 2001.