Hosta ‘Queen Josephine’ was a surprise gift from one of my sons about two years ago. He often searches for hostas I have mentioned, and Queen Josephine was one of the hostas I had been unable to find anywhere locally. The thick, extremely shiny leaves with dark green centers and creamy yellow margins are this hosta’s most distinguishing characteristic.

Queen Josephine has blossomed for me and I was able to harvest a few seeds, but they did not germinate… something I had hoped would happen because seeds from Queen Josephine sometimes produce variegated seedlings.

Leaves:
7 inches long
5 1/2 inches wide
one-inch yellow margin
ten vein pairs

Flowers:
pale purple
blooms late July/early August
33-inch high scapes

Mound size:
42 inches in diameter
17 inches high