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'Krossa Regal' is a 1974 Eunice Fisher Award hosta and a must for every garden. It displays an upright vase-shaped habit of frosty blue-green wavy leaves. It has lovely orchid colored flowers on 5' scapes. The hosta was brought from Japan by Gus Krossa, who purchased it there, and registered in 1980 by Alex Summers. The plant attains a size of 70x36" with 4 to 5' flower scapes. They are ovate with a lobed base and small distinct tips. The petioles are almost vertical. The leaves are leathery and held at a distinct angle. The plant is good to use with base plantings because of its upright habit. It is generally accepted to be a nigrescens hybrid and has not yet produced a viable seed. A good grower and one of the most common and distinctive hostas, it is considered one of the cornerstones of a hosta garden. It's best-known sport is the cream-edged 'Regal Splendor'.

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Hank Zumach

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Patty Woodbury

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Paul Henjun

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Paul Henjun

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Ron Livingston

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Denise Nakon

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Dorothy Godfrey-Smith

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Ed Thaubald

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

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Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by John Jude

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Paul Harrelson

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Cynthia Ward

Krossa Regal (Osaka U/Krossa/Summers 80)

Photo by Reggie D. Millette