A H. yingeri
seedling, this plant was registered in 1997
Chastain. The 10 inch high mound spreads to 37 inches in
width with moderately wavy foliage with thick substance.
Lavender flowers bloom starting in August followed by viable
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "...'Did someone use "leaf
shine" on that clump?' might be your first remark when you view
'Lakeside Looking Glass'. Its shininess and dark green color
combined with a floppy mound appearance give this H. yingeri
derivative an unusual, but very attractive look."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Can
be prone to late spring frost damage in colder climates. Increases rapidly if
given moist, heavy loam...Very glossy, lustrous leaves. Green leafy bracts form
toward the top of the flower scape, which is slightly purple-dotted at the base.
The flower scape, when elongating, presents a star-burst of closely packed
bracts, each one shielding an immature flower bud."
Similar cultivars include H.
'Lakeside Midnight Miss'
and H. 'Treasure Island'.