H. yingeri 'Korean Snow'
 

Niche Gardens in North Carolina originated and Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina registered this seedling of H. yingeri in 1999. The medium size, 12 inch high hosta spreads about 30 inches wide with slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage with good substance. Its flowers have narrow petals, are purple in color and bloom in August followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The misted and flecked, green and white foliage color lasts for the first half of the growing season, yielding to an attractive shiny green by midsummer. The purple flowers are typical of H. yingeri and are produced in great profusion in late summer. Simply stated, this is a spectacular plant."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate growth rate. Among the first hostas to emerge, which is when its coloring is most striking...Has a unique streaked and speckled variegation which shows no sign of stabilizing, although some leaves are more green than white."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) states that, "I asked Bob Solberg...for an explanation of the cultivar's name." H. 'Korean Snow'," he said, "was named after the origin of its H. yingeri heritage and its unique misted variegation pattern, similar but different from Vaughn's 'Snow Flurry' pattern."...Bill Meyer...points out that, "...what is most unusual about the leaves of H. 'Korean Snow' is the stability of the streaking. Only occasionally do bits of margin or edge or even solid-color areas, form. Supposedly this highly stable streaking will be passed on to its offspring. Also, as to be expected, some leaves tend to be more green than white, others more white than green. Coloring is most striking in early spring."...The blooms are small and dainty, airily spaced completely around strong, thin upright stems." Spider" or "spidery" is the term used to describe the shape of these flower petals."



 
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