Hosta 'Cadillac'

This cultivar was originated by Ed Skrocki of Ohio. Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina registered it 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."


An article in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) by Warren I. Pollock states that, "There will be more hosta hybrids from Ed Skrocki, and he'll be naming them for automobiles. One is 'Cadillac' with seersuckered golden leaves, eight inches long by six inches wide, having an irregular greenish margin that jets to the midrib. He says the host is 'big and nice' like the car."


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