Niche Gardens in North Carolina originated and
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina registered this seedling of
H. yingeri in
1999. The medium size, 12 inch high hosta spreads about 30 inches wide with
slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage with good substance. Its
flowers have narrow petals, are purple in color and bloom in
August followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The misted and flecked, green and
white foliage color lasts for the first half of the growing
season, yielding to an attractive shiny green by midsummer. The
purple flowers are typical of H. yingeri and are
produced in great profusion in late summer. Simply stated, this
is a spectacular plant."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate growth rate. Among the first hostas to
emerge, which is when its coloring is most striking...Has a unique streaked and
speckled variegation which shows no sign of stabilizing, although some leaves
are more green than white."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) states that, "I
asked Bob Solberg...for an explanation of the cultivar's name." H. 'Korean
Snow'," he said, "was named after the origin of its
H. yingeri heritage and its
unique misted variegation pattern, similar but different from
Meyer...points out that, "...what is most unusual about the
leaves of H. 'Korean Snow' is the stability of the streaking. Only occasionally
do bits of margin or edge or even solid-color areas, form. Supposedly this
highly stable streaking will be passed on to its offspring. Also, as to be
expected, some leaves tend to be more green than white, others more white than
green. Coloring is most striking in early spring."...The blooms are small and
dainty, airily spaced completely around strong, thin upright stems." Spider" or
"spidery" is the term used to describe the shape of these flower petals."