Hosta 'Sleeping Star'

This cultivar is a sport of H. 'Sleeping Beauty' from Jan van den Top of the Netherlands. It is a medium size plant with blue-green, heart shape leaves that have a wide yellow marginal variegation that turns cream colored as the season progresses. Pale lavender flowers appear from late July into mid-August.



An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. BLUE DEW, H. 'El Niño', H. 'First Frost', H. FROSTY RIBBONS, H. 'MonLisa', H. 'Sleeping Beauty', H. 'Sleeping Star' and H. 'Valley's Glacier'.


United States Patent: PP25280   (2015)

Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Sleeping Star’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading foliage and mostly upright flower scapes; dark green and creamy white variegated leaves; white to light greyed purple-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliar plane on strong scapes; and good garden performance.


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