Hosta 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake'

Mark Zilis of Illinois and Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in North Carolinajointly registered this tissue culture sport of H. 'Pineapple Poll' in 1999. It forms a medium size (18 inches high by 50 inches wide) mound of narrowly elliptic, heavily rippled foliage. In August, it bears lavender flowers on 30 inch scapes followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), its "...leaves all-green in spring changing to an attractive combination of gold centers and rippled green margins."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Exposure to hot sun can bleach out the variegation. Less vigorous than the parent."


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