uprighnt, medium size (20 inches high) hosta was originated by Dutch hybridizers,
Gert van Eijk-Bos
and Dirk van Erven and was registered in
2000. It is a
reversed sport of H. 'Twilight'
with dark green foliage that has a creamy white medial
(center) variegation. The broadly ovate leaves are
slightly shiny on top. It bears pale lavender flowers
on 3 foot tall scapes from mid-July into August.
registration materials state: "...Very heavy
substance, wide deep rich green margin, slightly more
upright habit than its parent...center lightens to near
white in heavy light...U.S. Patent PBR10603 QZ...Registration
was modified in 2016."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaves emerge pale chartreuse with light olive
green margins that darken later. Leaf tips are exceptionally long."
An article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No. 2) states that this also
sold under the Tradename
or Trademark of H. STEAL THE LIMELIGHT.
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.
'Morning Light' is included on two look-alike lists in this
article. Following an algebra rule I learned in the last century, if
A=B and B=C, then A=C so all the hostas on both lists should be
List #1 - H. 'Morning
List #2 - H.
Light', H. 'Paradise
Glory', H. 'Saint
STEAL THE LIMELIGHT.
Application Date: 2001
Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named
‘Morning Light’, characterized by very thick leaves,
deep green margin, and a creamy yellow to creamy white
center, that displays a unique upright habit and light
lavender flowers held above the foliage on thick