Hosta 'Cadillac'

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina registered this cultivar in 1998 as being of unidentified parentage. It forms a large size (22 inches high) mound of foliage that has good substance. The flowers are near white on scapes about 20 inches high. They bloom in July followed by viable seeds. This cultivar suffers from spring desiccation burn.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...comes out of Sieboldiana -Tokudama lineage."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Lutescent...Slow to increase."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Bright Lights'.

Large, blue-green hostas with a gold/yellow marginal variegation such as H. 'Frances Williams', a medial (center) variegation like H. 'Brother Stefan' or yellow/gold leaf H. seiboldiana related cultivars such as H. 'Golden Sunburst' can make very attractive statements in the garden. Unfortunately, some of this type of hosta suffer from a physiological disorder called "spring desiccation burn".

For some reason, these plants often sustain discoloration and damage to the gold/yellow variegated margin or center of the leaf. Although this does not kill the plant, it does make it unattractive looking later in the season.

We have accumulated sample lists of similar size and color cultivars noted as being Resistant or Susceptible to spring desiccation burn.


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