Hosta 'Silverado'
 

Oops! Sure looks as if this green hosta is labeled as Hosta lancifolia 'Silverado'. Unfortunately, the actual 'Silverado' has marginal variegation. So, either this plant is mislabeled or it has reverted to the species type. We will try to get a true picture next summer. - Mr PGC

This cultivar is a sport of H. 'Lancifolia', that has creamy white margins. It is a medium size hosta about 12 inches high by 33 inches wide with mid-green foliage that has a narrow pale white marginal variegation. The leaves are rippled, lanceolate and come to a distinct tip. Purple flowers bloom from July into August.

The other characteristics are similar to those of the species.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Lovely in a container...Flowering earlier than H. 'Lancifolia' and the color is a deeper purple."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Change of Tradition', H. 'Gaijin', H. 'Silver Lance' and H. 'Silver Lining'.

 
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