Christmas Candy Hosta


Hosta 'Christmas Candy' is a mutation from one of our favorite hostas, Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'. In appearance, it looks similar to "NBC", except 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 2' wide clump of bright, creamy-white leaves surrounded by a dark green border...very dramatic. In midsummer, Hosta 'Christmas Candy' clumps are topped with light lavender flowers like those of Hosta 'Fortunei'.

This is the fully tetraploid form of the classic, 'Night Before Christmas'. 'Christmas Candy' is a sweet treat with pointed leaves with deep green margins surrounding leaf centers that start out creamy, but quickly turn bright white. The thick leaves are quite sun tolerant and the white does not turn greenish, like it often does with its parent. Hosta 'Christmas Candy' is a vigorous grower that forms a compact clump about 14-16" tall and 24-30" across. Blooms with pale lavender flowers in mid summer. (D. van Erven - 2002)