Hosta 'Lakeside San Kao'

Registered in 1995 by Mary Chastain, 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 (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 come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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