This cultivar was registered in 1997 by
Mary Chastain of
Lakeside Acres Nursery in Tennessee.
It is a hybrid of an unnamed "Lakeside seedling" x H. 'Spritzer' which
forms a medium size, dense mound about 16 inches high and 42 inches wide. The
leaves are heavily rippled with average substance. Its lavender
flowers bloom in August followed by viable seeds..
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its flowing mound habit
and heavily rippled foliage give 'Lakeside Party Dress' the
appearance of constant motion."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly...Veins that are, seemingly
uniquely, the same color as the leaf margin."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.