This cultivar registered by
of Plants Delight Nursery in North Carolina in 1998
(and revised in 1999) is a seedling of H. 'Undulata'.
It forms a miniature to small size (6 inches high by 18 inches
wide) mound of green speckled
foliage that is ovate, wavy and has thin substance. Lavender
flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Tony Avent's vast sense of humor
went into overtime on this aptly named cultivar. One of its
claims to fame is that it proves that 'Undulata' is not a
completely sterile plant. As a garden specimen it is an oddity,
on that should be put in a special place."
correct spelling of the name for the cultivar published in
The Hosta Journal
Vol. 30 No. 1 page 111 is H.‘Outhouse Delight’ rather than “Out House
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Outhouse Delight' - a
breakthrough plant...white speckled leaves, stoloniferous (Hostas are
rhizomateous) habit...simply the ugliest hosta ever hybridized, but the best
parent ...Keep your eyes peeled for some real knockouts.
...H. 'White Wall Tire' - the
most talked about hosta in our garden...seedling of H. 'Outhouse Delight'...makes a large H. 'Fortunei'
like clump of white-frosted leaves...very vigorous...coming soon to a catalog
...H. 'Outhouse Delight' is our biggest breakthrough, followed by H. 'Elvis Lives'. I am real
excited about a coming introduction, H. 'Old Yeller', a cross with
and H. 'Sun Power'...pretty incredible...brilliant unique golden color, ruffled
leaves, yinger-like flowers...takes full sun...Oh, Baby!"