|Originator(s)||Ed Elslager 2000|
|Origin||'Dorothy Benedict' x hypoleuca|
|Plant height x width||80x110 cm (31x43 in.)|
|Leaf length x width||38x36 cm (15x14 in.)|
|Leaf color||dark green,(golden yellow>creamy white) edge|
|Scape height||90 cm (35 in.)|
|Flower||pale lavender,translucent margin,tubular|
|Flower length||5.5 cm (2.2 in.)|
|Flowering period||June - July|
|Info||Hybrid of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' x H. hypoleuca from the Ed Elslager breeding program: improves on H 'Northern Halo' and other white-edged sieboldiana types.|
This "star" hosta resulted from a cross of famed breeder H. 'Dorothy Benedict' with
H. hypoleuca, giving this plant some hybrid vigor compared to 'Northern Halo' type
hostas. The edge is a subtle gold in spring, turning creamy white as the season
progresses, often with a nice Milky Way effect where the colors meet. And the edge
stays nice and clean all season, compared to many hostas with a similar look.
This will be a large hosta, to 40" wide.
It makes a nice bouquet of near-white flowers in early summer.
|Sports||'Celestial Lightning' sport/os|