Hosta 'Cherub'

Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts registered this hybrid of H. 'Crepe Suzette' × H. 'Blue Moon' in 1989. The medium size mound grows to about 11 inches in height with a spread of 30 inches. Its medium green foliage has a white marginal variegation. The leaves are heart shaped and slightly corrugated. It bears lavender flowers in July.

An article by Bob Solberg in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that "William and Eleanor Lachman crossed the better blues of Eric Smith with their own line of variegated 'Beatrice' and 'Flamboyant' hybrids to yield a large group of blue hostas with cream to white variegation - unlike any previously introduced: 'Cherub'...and 'Crusader'...both registered in 1989 are two examples of this breakthrough. Some may also consider the Lachman's earlier introductions of 'Carnival' and 'El Capitan' as breakthroughs for their substance and bright gold edges, although 'Galaxy', their streaked sibling, is of more value to hybridizers. All have 'Beatrice' and some 'Tokudama' in their pedigrees."

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