Hosta 'Du Page Delight'

The label above says 'DuPage Delight' while this cultivar was registered as 'Du Page Delight'.

This is a reversed sport of H. 'Frances Williams' that was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1990 and grows into a large size hosta with a height of 24 inches and width of 50 inches. The leaves are heavily corrugated and have thick substance. In mid-June, it blooms with dense clusters of white flowers.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...often develops severe spring desiccation burn in the gold center...plant 'Du Page Delight' where it will not receive direct sunlight in the spring."


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. 'Du Page Delight' and H. 'Super Nova'



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