Hosta 'Silver Threads & Golden Needles'
 

A slow growing sport from tissue culture of H. 'Stolen Kiss', this is a non-registered cultivar of Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia. A dense, small size (6 inches high by 15 inches wide) mound of ovate-shaped, slightly wavy foliage. Pale purple flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Attempting to accurately describe the variegation patter of 'Silver Threads & Golden Needles' can be a difficult chore. Besides variability from leaf to leaf within individual clumps, specimens differ significantly from garden to garden."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "A beautiful hosta that needs to be grown in good light but not in the direct sun. Not easy to grow, requiring perfect light conditions to maintain the unique leaf pattern and coloration."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Suitable for growing with miniature and very small hostas as it is slow growing and does not perform well in all gardens...The central markings are not always stable...An interesting and unusual hosta well worth the time and trouble to nurture it...The central portion of the leaf has an unusual variegation..."

Sports include H. 'Golden Needles'.

 

 
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