Gus & Alma M. Krossa 1980
Hosta Krossa Regal, Francee with Praying hands (front) and (back), Regal Splendor, Pulmonaria, Honeybells
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.