Lakeside Black Satin

Hosta "Lakeside Black Satin" review

'Lakeside Black Satin' grows into a large, mid-sized clump. Its very deep green, heart-shaped scalloped leaves tend to cup downward, and the clump is further enhanced by the contrasting coloring of its flowers. The nice sized white flower displays a rich rose-purple on the inside. It was one of the first recipients of the David Van Fleet award. The plant came to us in 1993 and is an Hosta ventricosa hybrid [MC]. Medium clump with very dark green round leaves. Leaves are somewhat ruffled and very shiny. Dark purple flowers in July. Admired by every visitor to the nursery. Very dark green heart shaped leaves with a heavy substance. Flowers are rich rose purple inside and white outside. Leaves have a very shiny dark green color when grown in the right location --more than part shade! The heart-shaped leaves have good substance and an upright habit. A ventricosa hybrid from Mary Chastain, smaller and more compact than the species,  with very dark, almost black green, satiny leaves. Very dark, scalloped heart shaped leaves of heavy substance and satin finish bell shaped flowers are white on outside rich rose purple inside. Winner of the David Van Fleet Award for the best green leaf. Lustrous darkest green-black; broad oval, heart base; rippled margin.

Hosta "Lakeside Black Satin" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width 23x56 cm (9x22 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 18x18 cm (7x7 in.) inches
Vein pairs 7
Leaf color
Leaf type heavy, shiny, slightly rippled, ovate
Petiole heavy, shiny, slightly rippled, ovate
Scape height 66 cm (26 in.)
Flower deep purple,white stripes,bell
Flower length
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Ploidy 4-4-4
Sports 'Midnight Moon' sport/gy 'Midnight Storm' sport/os 'Stained Satin' sport/wg