Hosta 'Lakeside Looking Glass'

A Hosta yingeri seedling, this plant is part of the Lakeside Series of hostas originated and registered in 1997 by Mary 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.

According to 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 Hosta yingeri derivative an unusual, but very attractive look."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Lakeside Midnight Miss'.

These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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