This cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Mountain Snow' which was registered by Liselotte Hirsbrunner of Switzerland in 2003 and re-registered with new data in 2018. It forms a large size (19 inches high by 32 inches wide) hosta with slightly blue-green foliage that has a gray-green tone. The leaves are ovate, slightly wavy, slightly rippled and have a glaucous bloom on top and bottom. Pale lavender flowers on scapes up to 35 inches tall bloom from August into September. It sets seeds but their viability was not known at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...quilted leaves, arching gracefully...orange-yellow in fall..." 

Alinghi is a Swiss owned racing yacht.

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