In 1981, Dr. Kevin Vaughn of Massachusetts registered this cultivar, which is named after one of the well
known hosta hybridizers of all time,
Lachman of Massachusetts.
It is a hybrid of a
of H. 'Beatrice' × H. 'Frances Williams'. The
clump is large size (18 inches high by 24 inches
wide) with heavily
streaked foliage and, according to
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), is an important breeding plant.
Lavender flowers bloom in July followed by viable
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is a sibling to 'Breeder's
Choice', 'Mildred Seaver' and 'Christmas Tree'.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Reverts very easily to a marginal variegation or a
plain color. Needs dividing once large areas of
solid color begin to appear. A wonderful breeding
plant but too unstable to be a successful garden
plant...An almost imperceptible narrow, irregular
margin usually borders the leaf blade."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2015 Vol. 46 No.1) states that, "In 2010,
Dick and Jane Ward ...registered 'Beautiful Dreamer'. It's a seedling from 'Zany
Janie'...with medium green leaves having a pure white margin...mound height
about 13 inches and width about 20 inches...Stuart Asch...has a hosta he named
'Beautiful Dreamer' (NR). It's a seedling from 'William Lachman'...Asch's
description: "This small beauty has outstanding color and variegation. The
leaves have great substance and are nicely corrugated. A wide deep-green edge
with a golden cream center is a wonderful contrast."