Hosta 'Corn Belt'

A tissue culture sport of H. 'Jimmy Crack Corn', this non-registered cultivar is from Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia. It forms a large size (20 inches high by 48 inches wide) mound of lightly rippled foliage. Near white flowers bloom from mid-June into July followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...should become very popular in the near future. The contrast between the gold center and green margins seems to be accentuated by its rippling."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "A dramatic specimen better suited to a sophisticated shade border than a wilder woodland setting. The prominently piecrusted edges and extravagantly wide margin make it one of the best large-leafed introductions...On mature leaves the deeply seersuckered areas resemble blistering."

Sometimes incorrectly called H. 'Cornbelt'.

An article  by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Examples of this backward mutations - which move the plant closer to its more natural state of all-green leaves - are the yellow-leaved 'Vanilla Cream'...sporting to 'Wylde Green Cream'...which has a dark green margin and yellow center, and to 'Ice Cream'...which has a green center and yellow margin...Some yellow-leaved varieties seem to be able to mutate to forms with subtle variegation. H. 'Lakeside Symphony'...which comes from 'Piedmont Gold' an example, as is the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack Corn'."


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