Hosta 'Night before Christmas'

John Machen, Jr of Mobjack Nurseries registered this cultivar in 1994. It is a tetraploid sport of H. 'White Christmas' that forms a large (25 inches high) mound. The leaves are ovate shaped, slightly wavy and smooth textured. Pale lavender flowers are produced on 42 inch tall scapes in mid July to August.

 According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "It is an impressive plant, perhaps one of the best white-centered hosta cultivars. It makes a much larger mound with taller scapes than 'White Christmas'..."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Cascades' and H. 'Undulata Univitatta'.

Sports include H. 'Christmas Candy', H. 'Christmas Charm' and H. 'Christmas Cookies'.


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