Hosta 'The Freak'


This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. Neither are currently registered with The American Hosta Society. The first one to be registered would become the "official" hosta of that name and the others would have to be renamed.


Cynthia Tompkins of Nebraska originated a plant by this name prior to the 1980s. It fit the name because it would produce scapes with single flowers in the spring and a second flush of normal scapes with multiple flowers later in the summer. According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), the plant no longer exists.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'The Freak' (Tompkins).


Mark Zilis of Illinois gave a tissue culture sport of 'Undulata Albomarginata' this name. This medium size hosta began the season with all-white foliage, then turned yellow before finishing the season as green hosta. It bore pale lavender flowers in July.

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'The Freak' (Zilis).



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