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Gitchigumi, Hosta

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Olga Petryszyn



Gitchigumi, Hosta


Olga Petryszyn 2010

About This Plant

Adding to the Americana series, this time the hybridizer honors Minnesota. Matching the cool fluid surface of this leaf brings a large blue lake to mind. The native Ojibwe language refers to Lake Superior as Gitchigumi, meaning big water. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about the lake in The Song of Hiawatha. The large shiny round blue leaves hold quite horizontally and are slightly seer suckered. The blue value seems unique. If you imagine white caps in the wind, you can see the white glaucous underside. The white bell shaped flowers are huge and heavily budded. Gloriously peaceful and soft on the eyes. 

Pest Resistance

Slug Resistant

Flower Colour


Leaf Colour



40 in


28 in

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