Hosta "Cynthia" review

Streaked breeder:**. The spring expression of this hosta is WILD, expressing a wild splashing and streaking, ranging from pale cream to golden chartreuse. Streaked, splotched. Every leaf is unique. Color holds thru early summer and then takes on more of a muted hue. of montana type, this plant is behind all of the Tompkins variegated hostas, and is extremely prepotent as a breeder. Elongated leaves of heavy substance with very nice, undulating/wavy edging. There is nothing else quite like it. Light green with light yellow/blue/green blotching or spotting in spring. Greens up in summer. Viridiscent. No two leaves are alike. May be unstable. Lavender flowers. Rapid grower. Classic example of mottled variegation. An awesome beauty in the spring. Large plant with green leaves mottled, splashed, blotched and patched with yellow. this plant is a real show-stopper in areas with extended spring weather and cool nights. Viridescent. 'Laella' is a sibling.

Hosta "Cynthia" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 90x150 cm (35x59 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 30x23 cm (12x9 in.) inches
Vein pairs 12-15
Leaf color
Variegation uv
Leaf type good, wavy edge
Petiole good, wavy edge
Scape height 90 cm (35 in.)
Flower lavender,funnel
Flower length
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes/breeder
Ploidy 2-2-2
Progeny 'Alliteration' = 'Invocation' x PP 'Benediction' = 'Sun Power' x PP 'Cair Paravel' = 'Sun Power' x PP 'Invocation' = PP x 'Piedmont Gold' 'Laella' hybrid 'Refiner's Fire' = 'Burnished Brass' x PP 'Toltec Idol' hybrid