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Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Duane Hurlbert

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Brian Skaggs

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Brian Skaggs

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Hank Zumach

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Myrle Testart

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Jim Roach

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Mary Vertz

Abba Dabba Do (Avent 98)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

This sport of 'Sun Power' comes to us from our plant humorist Tony Avent. The name of this hosta, as with the names of most of Tony's plants, always leave us with a smile on our face or scratching our heads. The "Abba" part of the name is a reference to Paul Aden's use of "Abba" as a prefix for many of his recent plants.... and as 'Sun Power' is a 1986 cultivar of Aden's... the name continues. The hosta starts out as all green and quickly develops a bright yellow edge offering a wonderful contrast to the green. The flowers are lavender and Tony tells us that this hosta has the same vigor and growth habit of 'Sun Power'. There are records of 5' clumps and it will tolerate and use a lot of sun to its growth advantage.