Hosta "Blizzard" review

'Winter Snow Streaked'. Another Sum and Substance sport. The fairly stable streaked form of Hosta 'Winter Snow'. A white streaked form of 'Sum and Substance'.  We have selected the most highly streaked plants. As with all streaked hostas, these are unstable. This is the streaked form of 'Winter Snow', which, in turn, is the white margined form of 'Sum and Substance'. In the end, what you have is a plant with the size of 'Sum and Substance', white margins, and white streaks in the center. A white streaked sport of Hosta 'Sum and Substance'. This streak is fairly stable, but will often develop a white edge before stabilizing as Hosta 'Winter Snow'. Growth is very similar to the parent, 'Sum and Substance' with the same leaf color. Fertile and produces variegated seedlings. Has become popular in the north as it is more stable than many streaks. The streaked form of Hosta 'Winter Snow' which is ultimately from Hosta 'Sum and Substance'. The green is that of 'Sum and Substance', the streaking is white. It has been a good seller and is more stable than many other streaks.

Hosta "Blizzard" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 90x165 cm (35x65 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 51x38 cm (20x15 in.) inches
Vein pairs 14-15
Leaf color
Variegation streaked, unstable
Leaf type
Scape green
Scape height 100 cm (39 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Flower length
Flowering period
Fertile limited/difficult
Ploidy 3-3-3