Hosta 'Lakeside Symphony'

This cultivar is the first known sport of H. 'Piedmont Gold' which was registered in 1988 by Mary Chastain of Lakeside Acres Nursery in Tennessee. It grows to a large size hosta with a height of 27 inches and  a width of 50 inches. The gold colored leaves have a very light chartreuse marginal variegation. Near white flowers bloom from late June into July.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate to rapid growth rate...Among the first known hostas with this particular color combination. Makes an impressive specimen."

An article  by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Examples of this backward mutations - which move the plant closer to its more natural state of all-green leaves - are the yellow-leaved 'Vanilla Cream'...sporting to 'Wylde Green Cream'...which has a dark green margin and yellow center, and to 'Ice Cream'...which has a green center and yellow margin...Some yellow-leaved varieties seem to be able to mutate to forms with subtle variegation. H. 'Lakeside Symphony'...which comes from 'Piedmont Gold' an example, as is the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack Corn'."


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