Hosta 'Cheesecake'

A small size (6 inches high by 18 inches wide) sport of H. 'Vera Verde' this non-registered cultivar was introduced by Paul Aden of New York and registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010. The originator is considered to be "unknown". Its foliage is green with white and green streaks. The leaves are moderately flat, dull on top and taper down at the base. Purple, tubular shaped flowers open in August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "I have known about 'Cheesecake' since 1983, but have only viewed it a few times. Schmid (1991,p. 146) described it as an unstable cultivar and that may be the reason for its rarity."

The registration information indicates that, "...frequently large white sections of foliage develop; sometimes reverts to white or green centered."

"Plant is a sport found in H. 'Vere Verde' clumps. Many different leaf variegations found but principally white leaf centers with green margins. Unstable and will revert to H. 'Vera Verde'."

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