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Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Kent Terpening

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Bob Axmear

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Northern Halo (Walters Gardens 84)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

'Northern Halo' came from both T & Z Nursery and Walters Gardens in the 1980's as a sport of sieboldiana 'Elegans'. It has an unusual story to tell. It comes from a time when everyone was unaware how prolific hostas would someday be in sporting. Several different white-margined sports of 'Elegans' were found at that time and the decision was made when they were still small to release them all as one cultivar. This turned out to be a mistake as they turned out to be quite different when they matured. There is still ongoing debate just how many different plants went around under that name. The most attractive one was separated out and renamed 'Northern Exposure' by Walters Gardens. Van Wade has separated out several other forms as well. This same plant is still in many gardens with the old name 'Northern Halo' together with the other original cultivars.