A hybrid of an unnamed seedling x H. 'Hydon Sunset',
this cultivar was registered by
Mary Chastain of
Lakeside Acres Nursery in Tennessee
in 1994. It grows into a small size hosta
about 8 inches tall with a spread of around 25 inches in width. The
leaves are ovate shaped and of average substance. Pale lavender
flowers bloom in July on 27 inch tall scapes followed by viable
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The foliage color of 'Lakeside
Knickknack' varies considerably from garden to garden.
plant has heavily streaked foliage, but a number of
stable chimeras usually can be isolated from mature plants. In fact the
specimen at Lakeside Acres had three distinct leaf types,
including streaked, white-margined and white-centered.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Makes a good pod parent for variegated
progeny...Flowers have a repeat blooming tendency, sometimes up to three periods
each summer, setting seed each time."