Hosta 'Ice Cream'
 

This cultivar was registered by Richard Rossing of Minnesota in 1998 as a tissue culture sport of H. 'Vanilla Cream'. The leaves are slightly convex, oval to round and have a distinct tip. This medium size (15 inches high) plant has lavender flowers in late July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Most 'Vanilla Cream' sports prove to be outstanding plants. 'Ice Cream' is no exception. It becomes a dense mound of attractively variegated foliage and has a fast growth rate."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Lovely against a background of blue-leaved ornamental grass."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Sultana'.

An article  by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Examples of this backward mutations - which move the plant closer to its more natural state of all-green leaves - are the yellow-leaved 'Vanilla Cream'...sporting to 'Wylde Green Cream'...which has a dark green margin and yellow center, and to 'Ice Cream'...which has a green center and yellow margin...Some yellow-leaved varieties seem to be able to mutate to forms with subtle variegation. H. 'Lakeside Symphony'...which comes from 'Piedmont Gold'...is an example, as is the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack Corn'."


 

 
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