large size (21 inches high) hosta with a cream colored margin, this cultivar
was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1986. It is a
tissue culture sport of
H. 'Flamboyant'. The
foliage is ovate shaped, slightly wavy and corrugated with
better than average substance. Pale lavender flowers bloom in
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its bright variegation and fast
growth rate make 'Shade Fanfare' a popular choice for ground
This cultivar has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's
Award of Garden Merit in the
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 2) states that, "H.
'Flamboyant' with its streaked variegation was a "must have" hosta at that time.
The problem was that many who purchased it found that it started to turn - and
in many cases had completely turned - into 'Shade Fanfare' a year or two later."