Hosta 'Something Else'
 

A slow growing tissue culture sport of 'Olive Bailey Langdon', this cultivar was registered in 2009 by Mark Zilis of Illinois. It grows to a large size (20 inches high by 45 inches wide) hosta with golden yellow colored foliage. The leaves are broadly ovate, moderately corrugated, flat and has glaucous bloom on top. It bears near white flowers from mid-June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...a possible non-burning alternative to 'Golden Sunburst'. Recent observations found little evidence of spring desiccation burn in garden-grown plants."


Large, blue-green hostas with a gold/yellow marginal variegation such as H. 'Frances Williams', a medial (center) variegation like H. 'Brother Stefan' or yellow/gold leaf H. seiboldiana related cultivars such as H. 'Golden Sunburst' can make very attractive statements in the garden. Unfortunately, some of this type of hosta suffer from a physiological disorder called "spring desiccation burn".

For some reason, these plants often sustain discoloration and damage to the gold/yellow variegated margin or center of the leaf. Although this does not kill the plant, it does make it unattractive looking later in the season.

We have accumulated sample lists of similar size and color cultivars noted as being Resistant or Susceptible to spring desiccation burn.

 
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