Hosta 'Christmas Candy'

This sport of H. 'Night before Christmas' was originated by Dirk van Erven and registered by Danny Van Eechaute of Belgium in 2002. It forms a medium size (18 inches high by 24 inches wide) mound and has a wider white center than H. 'Night before Christmas'. Lavender flowers bloom in July but do not bear seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The base leaf color remains pristine ivory throughout the season. The flower heads die less than gracefully so remove them as they start to wither. Divide frequently...Smaller than its parent. A weak chartreuse overlay is apparent in the whitish variegation toward the petiole."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Christmas Cookies', H. 'White Christmas' and H. 'White Elephant'.


These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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