Hosta 'Fascination'

Originated by Florence Shaw and registered by Paul Aden in 1978, this cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Flamboyant' and H. 'High Fat Cream' which has green leaves that are streaked in chartreuse, yellow and white. It is a medium size (18 inches high) hosta with funnel shaped, pale lavender flowers on a 22 inch scape.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "As a breeding plant, 'Fascination' ranks as one of the most important cultivars of the last thirty years. Paul Aden, Ed Elslager, Mary Chastain, and others have used it as a pod or pollen parent in developing new variegated varieties."



The streaked variegation of this cultivar is very unstable and green reversions need to be divided off frequently. However, it has been the pod parent of many variegated seedlings over the years including:

  1. H. 'Amy Aden'
  2. H. 'Bob Koffler'
  3. H. 'Bravo'
  4. H. 'Candle Glow'
  5. H. 'Color Accord'
  6. H. 'Color Glory'
  7. H. 'Comeuppance'
  8. H. 'Double Edge'
  9. H. 'Fat Cheeks'
  10. H. 'Fragrant Bouquet'
  11. H. 'Gloria Jean'
  12. H. 'Jazz Matazz'
  13. H. 'Keepsake'
  14. H. 'Lakeside April Snow'
  15. H. 'Lakeside Cha Cha'
  1. H. 'Loleta Powell'
  2. H. 'Love Joy'
  3. H. 'Margaret Eyre'
  4. H. 'Merry Sunshine'
  5. H. 'Nippers'
  6. H. 'Ozark Welcome'
  7. H. 'Roy Lee Goodenough'
  8. H. 'Sally and  Bob'
  9. H. 'Smooth Sailing'
  10. H. 'Southern Pride'
  11. H. 'Splish Splash'
  12. H. 'Summer Rapture'
  13. H. 'Sunshine Kid'
  14. H. 'Thank You'
  15. H. 'Wallstreet Classic'
  16. H. 'Whoopee'

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