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
ovate shaped foliage is medium green, slightly rippled,
slightly wavy and slightly corrugated. This cutivar
bears near white flowers from late June into July but
the viability of the seeds was unknown at the time of
registration materials state: "...extremely large,
vase-shaped medium green."
means "giant" and Viridity means "green".
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."