Hosta 'Wylde Green Cream'

A sport of H. 'Vanilla Cream', this small size (8 inches high by 16 inches wide) cultivar was registered by John and Elizabeth Stratton of Iowa. The leaves are broadly heart shaped, wavy and have better than average substance. Its lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to 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 Diana 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 The Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 2) states that, "...the on Wylde Green Road..."

C.H. Falstad wrote the following about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The 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' an example, as is the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack Corn'."

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. 'Heart and Soul' and H. 'Wylde Green Cream'.



This plant was mislabeled as 'Wilde Green Cream' when it should be 'Wylde Green Cream'.

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