Hosta 'Heart and Soul'

This cultivar was registered by Rob Mortko of Made in the Shades Gardens in Kansas in 2000 as a sport of H. 'Vanilla Cream'. A medium size hosta (12 inches high by 15 inches wide), this plant has medium green margins and sports lavender flowers in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Comparing the three 'Vanilla Cream' sports, 'Heart and Soul' lands in between, having a darker green margin than 'Peppermint Cream', but lighter than 'Wylde Green Cream'."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "The light green leaf center will turn yellow in a sunny location. Ideal for the raised bed or large container."


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. 'Heart and Soul' and H. 'Wylde Green Cream'.


  1. H. 'Derriere'
  2. H. 'Soul Brother'


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