Christmas Candy

Hosta "Christmas Candy" review

This sport differs from 'Night before Christmas' in that the white center is also tetraploid (diploid in NbC). Tolerates more sun because of the thicker leaf. Given enough sun, the scapes will turn pink. Good grower. This new introduction from Holland is reportedly a mutation from one of our favorite hostas Hosta 'Night before Christmas'. In appearance, it looks similar to "NBC", except that the clump is slightly smaller and the leaf edges are a darker green. The most important difference, however, is that the solid white center does not fade all growing season. Hosta 'Christmas Candy' is amazingly sun tolerant as long as the soil is moist. At maturity, expect a 24" wide clump of bright creamy white leaves surrounded by a dark green border...very dramatic. In midsummer, the clumps are topped with light lavender Hosta 'Fortunei' type flowers.

Hosta "Christmas Candy" information:

Size Category
Hosta height x width inches
Leaf length x width 17x8 cm (7x3 in.) inches
Vein pairs 7-9
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type heavy
Petiole heavy
Scape height
Flower length
Flowering period
Pod cream
Ploidy 4-4-4
Patents PBR17904
Sports 'Christmas Island' sport/wg 'Palatina Candy' sport/