Hosta 'Beach Boy'

This sport of H. 'Dream Weaver' was registered by Gerardus Heemskerk of Heemskerk Vaste Planten in the Netherlands in 2011.  It grows into a medium size plant about 15 inches high with a spread of about 31 inches. The blue-green foliage has a creamy white medial (center) variegation and is heavily rippled, moderately cupped with a slightly shiny top. Tubular, pure white flowers bloom from July into August. It has thick substance and is sun tolerant.

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Beach Boy' and H. 'Great Expectations'.


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