Hosta 'Lakeside Dragonfly'

A cultivar of unknown parentage, this hosta was registered by Mary Chastain of Lakeside Acres Nursery in Tennessee in 1997. It is a medium size plant which grows about 14 inches high and spreads to 40 inches wide. The leaves are narrowly ovate, smooth textured and of average substance. Its pale lavender flowers bloom in late July on 3 foot tall scapes followed by viable seeds.

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "In good light and a well-drained soil, this variety may approach medium size...will also look good by itself in a ceramic pot.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Good in containers or toward the front of a border...A very wide margin for a narrow leaf. The thinness of the leaves can cause some leaf blade edges to roll inwards, giving a canoe-like effect."

Similar hostas include H. 'Soft Shoulders'.


Photos from the 2011 and 2012 American Hosta Society Convention tour gardens, vendors and leaf show.

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