Hosta 'Color Fantasy'
 

This cultivar is the result of crossing H. 'Gala' × an unnamed sibling plant. It was registered in 1980 by Paul Aden of New York. The medium size (10 inches high by 18 inches wide) plant has heavily corrugated, streaked foliage which is often unstable. (The one in the picture above appears to have reverted to the all blue-green form.) Lavender flowers bloom in August followed by a few viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...proven to be a valuable breeding plant, often yielding variegated seedlings."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the first of the streaky-leaved hostas introduced...Some leaves are predominantly blue-green, others are more conspicuously streaked."

 
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