Hosta 'Belmont Stakes'

Originated by Rick Goodenough of Massachusetts, this non-registered cultivar is a hybrid of H. ‘Leaping Lipizzan’.

The Belmont Stakes is a horse race held each year at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

An article by Rick Goodenough in The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 1) states that, “A relatively recent release, ‘Leaping Lipizzan’ is a strong breeder that turns out a high percentage of quality, streaked seedlings…Seven of those terrific seedlings include ‘Breeder’s Cup’, ‘Scalloped Potatoes’, ‘Dover Downs’, ‘Suffolk Downs’, ‘Gran Premio’, ‘The Stone Horse’ and ‘Belmont Stakes’...

...H. ‘Belmont Stakes’ is just plain pretty with its wonderfully wide, neat and tidy cream-white edges…makes a very tidy border specimen.”


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