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.
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
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."
An article by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in
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'...is an example, as is
the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack
Similar cultivars include
End' and H. 'Sunlight Cinderella'.
incorrectly called H. 'Cornbelt'.