There is a lot of variety in the appearance of hostas. However, each of us has a mental image of what we would call a "typical" hosta. Listed below are some of the "oddballs" of the hosta world which one or more reference has called unusual, weird, strange or simply atypical in some way.

 
CultivarPlant SizeLeaf ColorVariegationVar ColorOriginFlower ColorSeasonSourceRegistered
'Alley Oop'SmallMed-GreenStreakedWhiteNat-SportLight-PurpleJuly into AugustMalloy, Alex.2001
'Aurora Spokes'SmallDark-GreenMarginalYellowUnknown--O'Harra, Russ--NR--
'Blast Off'LargeYellow--HybridPale-LavenderJulyBenedict, Dr R. (Herb) & Dorothy.1995
'Break Dance'MediumYellowStreakedSplotchesNat-SportLight-PurpleJuly into AugustMiller, Roger & Lynda.2001
'Crispula Lutescens'LargeMed-Green--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyHylander, Nils--NR--
'Danica Poul'MediumLight-GreenStreakedSpecklesUnknown--Hansen, Hans Ejler--NR--
'Dixie Joy'SmallMed-GreenStreakedSpecklesHybridPale-LavenderAugustAden, Paul.1983
'Dotted Fantasy'MediumYellowMarginalWhiteUnknown--Unknown--NR--
'Eternal Father'LargeYellowStreakedGreenish WhiteNat-SportPale-LavenderJulyWilletts, Jesse.1999
'Flecked Fantasy'LargeYellowStreakedSpecklesNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyPowell, Loleta--NR--
H. hypoleucaMediumMed-Green--UnknownPale-LavenderJulySpecies from Japan--NR--
H. ventricosaLargeDark-Green--UnknownLight-PurpleJulySpecies from China--NR--
'Jesse James'MediumDark-GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportMed-LavenderJuly into AugustStark, Dean--NR--
'Kiwi Watercolours'-Yellow--Unknown--Sligh, Barry--NR--
'Lakeside Looking Glass'MediumDark-Green--HybridPale-LavenderAugustChastain, Mary.1997
'Lakeside Paisley Print'SmallDark-GreenMedialWhiteUnknownPale-LavenderJulyChastain, Mary.2006
'Laurentina'MediumDark-GreenStreakedYellowHybrid-July into AugustLokies, Martin.2014
'Leopard Frog'MediumYellowStreakedSplotchesNat-SportPale-LavenderJulyGoodwin, Randy.2000
'Lunacy'LargeYellow--Nat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustRiehl, Frank--NR--
'Mama's Gold'MediumYellow--HybridPure-WhiteJulySnyder, Ron.1999
'Oil on Canvas'SmallMed-GreenStreakedWhiteNat-SportMed-Lavender-Van Eechaute, Danny--NR--
'Omatsu-san Nishiki'SmallLight-Green--UnknownLight-Purple-Ruh, Peter.2002 .2018
'Outhouse Delight'SmallMed-GreenStreakedSpecklesHybridPale-LavenderJulyAvent, Tony.1999
'Pamela Ann'SmallYellow--Unknown--Bentley Gardens--NR--
'Praying Hands'MediumMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknownPale-Lavender-Williams, Gerald.1996
'Red Sea'LargeMed-GreenStreakedWhiteUnknown--Unknown--NR--
'Red Stepper'MediumMed-Green--HybridLight-PurpleAugustGoodwin, Randy.1996
'Road Rage'MediumMed-Green--HybridDeep-PurpleAugustBeilstein, Doug.2018
'Second Coming'MediumDark-GreenStreakedWhiteNat-SportPale-LavenderAugustBennett, Gerry--NR--
'Silver Threads & Golden Needles'SmallYellowMedialCreamy WhiteTC SportLight-PurpleJulyAnderson, Jim--NR--
'Spit and Spat'LargeDark-GreenStreakedSpecklesUnknown--Unknown--NR--
'Spotted Janet'MediumMed-GreenMedialYellowNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustWade, Van--NR--
'Storm Warning'----Hybrid--Carlson, Monty & Julie--NR--
'Stripshow'SmallDark-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Unknown--NR--
'Summary Judgement'LargeLight-Green--Nat-Sport--Unknown--NR--
'Tattoo'SmallYellowMarginalGreenish WhiteNat-SportPale-LavenderJune into JulyAvent, Tony.1998
'Walden'LargeMed-Green--Nat-SportPure-WhiteAugustUnknown--NR--
'Wheee!'MediumMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknown--Meyer, Bill--NR--
'White Feather'MediumMed-GreenStreakedWhiteNat-SportLight-PurpleJulyHeemskerk, Gerardus.2005
'Wolcott'GiantDark-GreenStreakedSpecklesHybridPale-LavenderJune into JulyStone, David.1982
'Xanadu Paisley'MediumYellowStreakedSpecklesNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustSkaggs, Virginia & Brian.2000

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