Alex Malloy of New York registered this sport of H. 'Aoki' in 2001. A small size hosta, it grows to about 10 inches in height and 21 inches in
width with leaves that are moderately corrugated and slightly
twisted. Its pale purple flowers bloom from late July into
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...belongs to a group of
white-centered cultivars that needs careful maintenance. Green
leaved sports often develop and must be culled to maintain the
true cultivar...makes an unusual specimen plant."
cultivar won the 2001
Kevin Vaughn Award at the First Look hosta competition as the best sport as chosen by the AHS Judges. It also won
Frances Williams Award at the First Look hosta competition as the best sport as chosen by the Attendees.
Also, Alley Oop was a long running comic strip in the newspaper.