Hosta 'Dancing Darling'

Originated by Jan van den Top of the Netherlands, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Dancing Queen'. It is a medium to large size hosta (16 inches tall by 38 inches wide) with deep green foliage that has a bright yellow medial (center) variegation which turns chartreuse later. Lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer followed by fertile seeds.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Amalia', H. 'Dancing Darling' and H. 'First Dance'.


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