This medium size (12
inches high by 24 inches wide) cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered in 1999 by
Steve Chamberlain of New York. It has medium green foliage and
bears fragrant, pale lavender flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...described...as having a "very unique floral
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), contained an
article in which several
Hostaphiles were asked to give a brief list of their
hosta flowers. This plant was included in that list.
An article about favorite flowering hostas by Steve Chamberlain in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) says, "My four
favorites are: (1) H. plantaginea - when it blossoms, there is just nothing like it.
Size, purity of white, fragrance! (2) H. ventricosa - the ark purple gets me every
time. (3) H. 'Academy Flora' - the pale lavender flowers are arrayed 360░ around the
short scapes. You can grow this one for the flowers in a non-hosta garden. (4) H.
'Matthew J. Walton' - an H. ventricosa hybrid...with very large leaves and very
large bell-shaped blooms. The color isn't quite as dark as the species, but the
scapes are fairly tall and the flowers spectacular."