Hosta 'Lakeside Party Dress'

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..

According to 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 Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly...Veins that are, seemingly uniquely, the same color as the leaf margin."


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The 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.

H. 'Gila River' and H. 'Lakeside Party Dress'.



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