Hosta 'Eskimo Pie'
 

A tissue culture sport of H. 'Northern Exposure', this large size (22 inches high) plant was discovered by C.H. Falstad and  registered by Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan in 2004 and also received a U.S. patent in 2006. Near white flowers are borne from late June into July.

An article  by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "However, in a variegated plant, when the cells don't stay in place, the leaves can end up all one color, as when 'Guacamole'...goes back to 'Fried Green Tomatoes'...In rare instances, a complete pattern reversal can occur, as with 'Flame Stitch'...from H. ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'...and 'Eskimo Pie'...from 'Northern Exposure'..."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Northern Lights'.

Sports include H. 'Hudson Bay'.


United States Patent: PP16290  (2006)

Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named ‘Eskimo Pie’, characterized by rounded leaves having wide blue-green margins, and a creamy yellow to creamy white center and near white flowers held just above the foliage on thick light green-colored scapes.

 
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