This upright growing, miniature size
(3 inches high by 4 inches wide)
seedling of H. 'Lakeside Knickknack' was registered in 2003 by
Mary Chastain of
Lakeside Acres Nursery in Tennessee. The leaves are narrowly ovate in
shape and green with a white medial (center) variegation which
becomes speckled as the season progresses. Pale purple flowers bloom
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is not easy to grow, but it is of interest to collectors and
hybridizers for its small size and white-centered foliage."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "This tiny plant needs special attention. Rain
showers can cause mud and dirt to splash onto the underside of the
leaves, causing problems. The very small rosettes look wonderful in
a tray, trough, or rockery, where a gravel mulch can prevent
splashback. Not easy to grow but worth the effort."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Grow with other
mini hostas in a dedicated border or in a container. Divide as
soon as reversion in the leaves appears, which is likely as the
parent is streaked and very unstable. ..Seems more robust than
many other centrally variegated mini hostas...Differs from the
parent in having clearly defined variegation and no streaking."
cultivar won the 2003
Mildred Seaver Award at the First Look hosta competition as the best seedling as chosen by the Attendees.