For Hans Hansen, the talented hybridizer who discovered ‘Vulcan’ and has introduced over 60 other hosta varieties, only the most exceptional hostas are worthy of planting next his front door in his private garden. The fabulous ‘Vulcan’ is just such a plant!
‘Vulcan’ is a vigorous, white-centered sport of ‘Captain Kirk’. We are very impressed with its excellent growth rate and light colored center that does not melt out. Contrasting dark green margins and lighter yellow coloring jet towards the white center of each broad, heart-shaped leaf.
White scapes carry the light lavender flowers just above the foliage in mid to late summer.
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers in zones 4-7, who together have a combined total of over 150 years of hosta growing experience. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.