Sunny Smiles

Hosta "Sunny Smiles" review

A very nice large, medium green with creamy gold margin. Nile-green leaves with broad white margins, similar to Hosta 'Shade Fanfare'. From West Coast plantsman Chet Tompkins comes this attractive specimen. In spring, the rounded chartreuse green leaves with a wide dramatic white border make an attractive 3' wide clump. In late spring, the clumps are topped with scapes of lavender flowers. Nile-green leaves with broad white margins. Similar to Hosta Shade Fanfare, but a more vigorous plant. Lavender flowers. Forming a tight, compact, very symmetrical clump, this cultivar exhibits heart shaped leaves of chartreuse-green encased with a wide creamy white border. This is a very "finished" type of hosta. Everything about it is pleasing to the eye. 'Old Gold Edge'/'Cemetery One' and 'Cynthia' are strong in its background. It takes a good deal of sun here without complaint, and in stronger sun the centers of the leaves often take on a golden hue. Sibling to 'Snowbound'.

Hosta "Sunny Smiles" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width inches
Leaf length x width 15x11 cm (6x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 11
Leaf color
Variegation el
Leaf type
Scape height
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Flowering period