Hosta 'Pebble Creek Silver Sensation'


Registered by Joanna Kovalcsik of Michigan in 2020, this medium size (15 inches high by 40 inches wide) cultivar has light to medium green foliage and is of unidentified parentage. The leaves are flat to heavily ruffled at the margins, ovate to broadly ovate to nearly round in shape and are slightly twisted, moderately wavy and corrugated. They have deeply impressed veins and have a silvery, glaucous coating. White flowers with pale lavender shades bloom in July on scapes up to 28 inches tall. It bears viable seeds in silver coated light to medium green pods.

The registration materials state: "Variable leaf shapes and an overall silvery coating make this sturdy cultivar unique. Extremely fertile and produces beautiful blue and yellow progeny. In spring the leaves are heavily coated with silver. Some coating wears off revealing light to medium green leaves."

According to Joanna, "H. 'Pebble Creek Silver Sensation' is a volunteer seedling that I found In 2009, when our hosta club gathered at Mick and Cathy Hodgson's garden to prepare it for the convention tour, we were told to remove all the volunteer seedlings from beneath the hostas. We could do whatever we wanted with them - keep them or pitch them. This particular one really wowed me, so I took it home and planted it in my garden. I had no idea then just how strongly it would feature in my breeding program. Silver Sensation has produced fantastic blue and yellow hybrids, and I'm still using it in crosses 11 years later."



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