Hosta 'Jimmy Crack Corn'

This large size (24 inches high by 44 inches wide), heavily rippled cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Piedmont Gold' that was introduced by Rick Sawyer of Maine but is not registered. The leaves are thick in substance and slightly corrugated. Near white flowers appear from mid-June into July followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has gained the reputation as being an outstanding gold-leaved piecrust hosta. I'm not sure if it can compete with 'Choo Choo Train' as the "best" in this select group, but it certainly comes close."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in good light or dappled shade in the morning, then full shade...The gracefully rippled edge is unusual on a hosta with golden-yellow leaves of this size."

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' an example, as is the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack Corn'."

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