Hosta 'Veronica Lake'

A 1993 registration by Frank Riehl of Iowa, this plant is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Pearl Lake'. It grows into a medium size hosta about 17 inches high by around 50 inches wide with wavy, ovate shaped foliage. The pale lavender flowers begin to bloom in late June.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "...the leaves fade to cream with an ivory margin if exposed to bright light or sunlight. Increases rapidly. A foreground specimen and lovely in a pot...overlapping dome-shaped mound with many scapes towering above."


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. 'Anne', H. 'Granada', H. 'Twilight' and H. 'Veronica Lake'.



H. 'Granada'


H. 'Tango'

  1. H. 'Snowy Lake'

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