sport of H. 'Vanilla Cream', this
small size (8 inches high by 16 inches wide) cultivar was
and Elizabeth Stratton of Iowa. The leaves are broadly heart
shaped, wavy and have better than average substance. Its
lavender flowers bloom in July.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "...proven to be one of the
best gold-centered hostas in the small to medium size range and
is now widely grown...striking variegation pattern and fairly
fast growth rate."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to increase...An attractive contrast between
the pale but bright center and the dark green
margin, which resembles a hand-painted decoration."
An article about H. 'Wylde Green Cream' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 2) states that, "...the introducers...live on Wylde Green Road..."
C.H. Falstad wrote the
following about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1), "Examples of
this backward mutations - which move the plant closer to its more natural state
of all-green leaves - are the yellow-leaved 'Vanilla Cream'...sporting to 'Wylde Green Cream'...which has a dark green margin and yellow center, and to 'Ice
Cream'...which has a green center and yellow margin...Some yellow-leaved
varieties seem to be able to mutate to forms with subtle variegation. H.
'Lakeside Symphony'...which comes from 'Piedmont Gold'...is an example, as is
the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
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.
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