Hosta 'Dream Queen'

This is a non-registered sport of H. 'Great Expectation' from tissue culture. It was introduced by Jan van den Top of the Netherlands around 2004.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...differs from its mother plant in having a much wider blue-green margin; other characteristics should be similar to 'Great Expectations', including mound & leaf sizes and flowering habits."



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. 'Dream Queen', H. 'Dream Weaver' and H. 'Thunderbolt'.


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