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Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Terry Gage

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Hank Zumach

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by James Kiffmeyer

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Paul Henjum

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Clyde Crockett

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Dirk Dupré

Lady Isobel Barnett (Grenfell 96)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

Named after a famous British hosta grower, 'Lady Isobel Barnett' is a sport of 'Sum and Substance'. Diane Grenfell registered it in 1996. The plant forms a 60" diameter and 30" tall mound and has a strong growth rate. Often listed as sun tolerant, it performs equally well in sun or shade. The leaf is a medium green with a .25" cream to yellow margin. The large leaf (18 x 10") is broadly ovate with a cordate base and lightly wavy. There are 7-8 pairs of insignificant veins. The petiole is red spotted toward the base. The bell-shaped flower is pale lavender to near white and blooms midseason. Viable seed is produced.