This vase shaped, giant
size (36 inches high by 84 inches wide) cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered in
Steve Chamberlain of New York. The foliage is medium green and
the plant bears near white flowers from late June into
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 )
and (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."