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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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Mildred Seaver (Vaughn 81)

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'Mildred Seaver' was registered by Kevin Vaughn in 1981. According to the original registration, the plant is 8 x 6" with 15" flower scapes. The leaves are blue-green with an overall mottling of bright yellow. The leaves have excellent substance. The scapes have leafy bracts. The parentage is listed as 'Breeder's Choice' x 'Frances Williams'. The following information is taken from Mark Zilis's book. The leaf is broadly ovate, slightly wavy, and with modest corrugation, the size 62 x 27" with 24" scapes. Zilis says the leaf has a wide margin of yellow which turns to creamy white by midsummer. The interior of the leaf is dark green. It has an average growth rate. He records the parentage as "Vaughn 73-2" x H. s. 'Frances Williams'. Zilis lists no sports or notable seedlings. Certainly the Zilis description is the hosta that we all know. As with some of Aden's early registrations, this original registration poses a mystery. Was the original an unstable plant?