Hosta 'Lakeside San Kao'

Registered in 1995 by Mary Chastain of Tennessee, this cultivar is a hybrid of an unnamed "Lakeside seedling" x H. 'Piedmont Gold'. It forms a large size plant about 19 inches high and 49 inches wide. The leaves are slightly rippled and have deep veins. Lavender flowers bloom in July followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Has many assets...Bright green veins embedded in the contrasting cream leaves. The contrasting burgundy scapes are an additional embellishment."


According to a Google search, it appears that San Kao has something to do with beef noodles.

These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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