This cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered in 1999 by
Steve Chamberlain of New York. It is a large size plant with
blue-green and pure white flowers that bloom in June.
In Greek mythology, this was a powerful god.
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2009 Vol. 40 No. 1) quoted
Chamberlain on his introduction, H. 'Academy Brobdingnagian Viridity', "...it's
the largest green hosta from my original cross of (H.
H. montana )
× (H. montana ×
H. 'Sieboldiana'). I've registered only three out of more than
1,000 seedlings I grew to 8-year maturity: H. 'David F. Mahoney' registered in
2002, 'Academy Blue Titan' in 1999 and now 'Academy Brobdingnagian Viridity'...is
a silly way of saying "Big Green"...Brobdingnagian is from Jonathon
Swift's Gulliver's Travels."