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HostaChristmas Tree Gala


Originator(s)Loleta Powell 2000

Origin'Christmas Tree' sport

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width25x60 cm (10x24 in.)

Leaf length x width15x10 cm (6x4 in.)

Vein pairs9

Leaf colorgreen,streaked,creamy yellow

Variegationstreaked, unstable

Leafdull, wavy, ovate


Scapelight green

Scape height35 cm (14 in.)

Flowerpale lavender,striped,tubular

Flower length3 cm (1.2 in.)


Flowering periodJune - July


Podlight green



InfoStreaked breeder:*****
Dark green with vibrant gold and cream streaking which varies from leaf to leaf.
Unstable. Good for breeding variegated seedlings.
This is the streaked form of 'Christmas Tree'. It's unstable, so it will revert to the margined form unless the eyes that lose their streaking are removed. Primarily of interest to breeders.
Round, dark green leaves with near white streaks, good substance, corrugation, pink streaked pods.
Leaves STRIPED with creamy gold. The fascinating striping varies from leaf to leaf but is always interesting. Unstable, has variegated kids.
This bright green forms a gleaming clump with leaves STRIPED with creamy gold - not applied on the edges like 'C.T.' This invaluable breeder with its purplish pods is 18" tall, making a 24" dense clump. The fascinating striping varies from leaf to leaf but is always interesting. In reproducing, it is true that certain buds may revert to 'C.T.', but the striped buds do reproduce themselves; I have a row of pots of it. It is a beautiful plant to see and to use!

Sports'Bethlehem' sport/gg

Progeny'All that Jazz' = PP x 'Elatior'
'Big Time' = PP x 'Solar Flare'
'Christmas Jewel' hybrid
'Christmas Stockings' seedling
'Don't Tread on Me' seedling
'Donna' = PP x 'Sagae'
'Fame Game' = PP x 'Donahue Piecrust'
'Florence Nightingale' seedling
'Frilly Lady' = PP x 'Olga'
'Holy Toledo' = PP x 'Big John'
'John Wells' hybrid
'Joyce Lane' = PP x 'Potomac Pride'
'Lakefront Property' = PP x 'Donahue Piecrust'
'Mardi Gras' = PP x 'Elatior'
'Santa Claus' hybrid
'Tartan' hybrid
'Uzat' seedling
'Viva Las Vegas' = PP x 'Elatior'
'Wilson' seedling