Hosta 'X-cellent'

Registered by Dr. Doug Beilstein of Ohio in 2018, this medium size (11 inches high by 30 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of an unnamed open-pollinated streaked seedling. Its leaves are dark green with light green in the transition areas near the creamy white medial (center) variegation. They are broadly ovate, slightly folded, moderately corrugated and dull on top and bottom. The petioles have the same creamy centers and dark green edges as the leaf blade. Pale lavender flowers bloom on scapes 20 to 22 inches tall during July. It sets seeds in cream colored pods on the top half of the scape but their viability was not known at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...Eye pleasing, semi-tight clump of moderately puckered, tri-color leaves. The soft, creamy-yellow center blends into a light green, then dark green border. This plant begs you "Look at me twice."...Center emerges creamy yellow changing to creamy white, and the color contrast sharpens as the season progresses..." 

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