Hosta yingeri 'Korean Snow' (Liliaceae)
Bob Solberg, NC Hosta guru, selected 'Korean Snow' several years ago from a seedling crop of H. yingeri at Niche Gardens. He was attracted to its unusual variegated foliage, showing a scattered speckled and streaked pattern that is most striking in spring and early summer. This is the first Hosta in the world to have this sort of variegation, so it's quite a horticultural breakthrough. Bob built up numbers through tissue culture; the cultivar is now internationally registered. This small 1' species will be your first Hosta to emerge in the spring. Suitable along woodland paths; plants flower in late summer with short stalks of spidery purple blooms. A collectible for the Hosta connoisseur.
Bloom color: deep-lavender
Bloom period: summer
Container size: Qt.