Hosta
Hosta 'Lakeside Kaleidoscope'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lakeside Kaleidoscope
Hybridized by M. Chastain
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Medium Green

Greenish White

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Near White

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Broomfield, Colorado

Dacula, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Boxford, Massachusetts

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Ithaca, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 23, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Parent unknown, registered in 1994 by Mary Chastain. Very beautiful, medium sized variegated hosta (16"H x 40"W). The leaves are ovate and have flat bases with creamy margins that contrast with the medium green center and producing gray-green streaks into it. Good substance. Near white tubular flowers in mid-summer on 22-27", streaked blue-green scapes. Sets viable seeds.

Neutral

On Jan 28, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24". Chastain 1994.