Hosta 'Lemon Zest'


This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. One is registered and, therefore, the "official" version of H. 'Lemon Zest' while the other is a non-registered plant and needs to be renamed to avoid further confusion.


This cultivar resulted from a cross of H. 'Shining Tot' × H. 'Gold Regal'. It was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2009. The miniature size mound grows to about 5 inches in height with a spread of 12 inches. Its leaves are slightly shiny on top and bottom, slightly wavy and ovate with a rounded base.

Winner Best of Class 3 (yellow), Peoples Choice, and Best of Show at the Ed Elslager Seedling Competition at the National Convention of The American Hosta Society in 2009.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Lemon Zest' (Zilis)

Originated by Dave Stegeman and Bev Stegeman of Indiana, this non-registered cultivar is of unidentified parentage. From a photo at the Hosta Library website, it appears to be a medium size hosta with bright greenish-yellow foliage. The upright leaves are moderately wavy and come to a long point at the tip which bends downward. Its petioles have reddish purple specks on the lower parts.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Lemon Zest' (Stegeman)


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