Invincible Bird of PreySunday, July 26, 2020
|Hosta 'Invincible' July 17 2015|
Perhaps someday I may be able to persuade the hosta gurus of the American Hosta Society not to ignore what for me is the inherent beauty and elegance of hosta flowers, and particularly before they open.
One hosta in particular, Hosta 'Invincible' has fragrant white flowers which it inherited from the August Lily, Hosta plantaginea. It has thick and dark leaves with a special glossy shine to them. I asked its hybridizer, Paul Aden at a hosta convention many years ago why he had named it like that. His answer was a short one, “I named it after my mother-in-law.”
|Hosta 'Invincible'26 July 2020|
I have a particular liking for its flowers because before they open in August to me they resemble the Klingon Bird of Prey ship from my fave , the original Star Trek.