Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'

A hybrid of two unnamed seedlings, this hosta was registered in 2006 by Mary Chastain. It grows to about 10 inches in height and 23 inches in width with leaves that are broadly ovate and rippled. The pale purple flowers bloom in early July.

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "I have heard many a collector sing the praises of 'Lakeside Paisley Print'. I do not know if it is the beautiful variegation or the neatly rippled margin - most likely a combination of the two - that gets everybody talking. It is Mary Chastain's last major introduction."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Divide frequently to retain the striking and unusual central variegation. Still very expensive and hard to obtain...The flaring streaks of cream rising from the base of the leaf surrounded by a darkish green background."



The top two images are from the 2014 American Hosta Society Convention gardens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The bottom 2010 photo is from Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens.

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