Hosta 'Peppermint Ice'

This plant was registered by Nancy Krul of Belle Gardens in Michigan 1994. It is a cross between H. 'William Lachman' × H. montana. It forms a medium size (16 inches high) mound of foliage with a creamy, white center and green margin. The leaves are ovate shaped and slightly wavy. From late July to August, it develops bright purple flowers on creamy yellow scapes followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The vivid contrast between the dark green leaf margin and the creamy yellow center of 'Peppermint Ice' always draws my attention. The mid-season show of purple flowers also combines nicely with the brightly variegated foliage."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the most colorful hostas of this type. Needs dividing every three to four years to retain the wide central variegation with the attractive streaking...noticeably ivory-white scapes and the strongly white-margined leafy bracts."

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