Hosta ‘Dream Queen’

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 5-1-09, #12-37.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ was introduced by Jan Van den Top from Holland in 2000. It is a sport of Hosta ‘Great Expectations’. Considered a mid-sized Hosta, it will grow 18-28″ tall. It produces white flowers starting in June. Similar to H. ‘Thunderbolt’ and H. ‘Dream Weaver’. Thick, blue-green, slightly corrugated leaves with a creamy white center.

I bought my Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ in 2009 while I was living in Mississippi. I moved it with me when I came back to Missouri in February 2013. It always performed very well until 2015. It came up late and stayed very tiny.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 4-15-12, #86-35.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Asparagaceae (formerly in Liliaceae)
Origin: Sport of H. ‘Great Expectations’
Zones: USDA Zones 3a-8b (-40 to 15° F)
Size: 16-18” tall x 24-30” wide
Flowers: White Flowers in mid summer
Light: Light to full shade
Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
Water: Average water needs once established
Propagation: Division every 3-5 years.
Uses: Attracts hummingbirds, shade garden, containers, etc.
Tolerates: Dry shade and high humidity
Resistant: Information suggests this Hosta is not slug resistant.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 5-14-13, #148-11.

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ has nice dark green leaves with a creamy yellow center. The leaves are thick, somewhat puckered and corrugated.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-1-13, #151-45.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-11-13, #155-12.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-29-13, #159-11.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 7-3-13, #160-16.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 7-30-13, #165-37.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-1-14, #228-48.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-12-14, #229-18.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 6-29-14, #230-57.

AWESOME!

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 7-12-14, #231-58.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 4-21-15, #243-6.

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ came up later than the other Hostas in the spring of 2015 and not much of it.

 

Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ on 7-12-15, #271-21.

It barely grew at all during summer and didn’t return in the spring of 2016. That’s too bad because Hosta ‘Dream Queen’ was a really nice Hosta. Maybe someday I will buy another one.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on the “Like” below if you have visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 Click here for my page about the Hosta genus, growing information and sources. The links below are specifically for this cultivar. There are several good sources of Hosta somewhere toward the bottom on the right side of the page.

FOR FURTHER READING:
DAVE’S GARDEN
HOSTA LIBRARY
PERENNIALS.COM

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