Hosta 'Hollywood Lights'

A tetraploid sport of H. 'Chōkō Nishiki', this cultivar was registered by Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 2005. It was awarded a U.S. Patent in 2006. The slow growing clump grows to a large size about 19 inches high by 42 inches wide. The green foliage has a gold colored medial (center) variegation which becomes greener as the season progresses. Its leaves are ovate, slightly corrugated and slightly wavy. Pale lavender flowers in July. Like its mother plant, this cultivar emerges from the ground later in the spring than many H. montana-type hostas.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e. something colorful and beautiful.

United States Patent: PP17296

Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Hollywood Lights’, a sport of Hosta ‘On Stage’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with wide dark green margins comprising up to two thirds of the leaf area and centers that emerge yellow and change to yellow-green in summer. ‘Hollywood Lights’ is a large sized Hosta with a mounded plant habit and very pale lavender flowers that emerge in mid summer.


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