Jan van den Top of the
Netherlands, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Dancing
Queen'. It is a medium size hosta about 18 inches
tall by 30 inches wide with dark green foliage that has
a chartreuse to yellow medial (center) variegation with
some streaking. Lavender flowers bloom from June into
Also known as H.
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2015 Vol. 46 No.2) states that, "When
Jan applied for European Community Plant Breeder's Rights for Hosta
'Princess Amalia' it was rejected. Dutch royal family names are not allowed as
names of commercial products...So properly and correctly, H. 'Princess Amalia'
should be H. 'Amalia'..."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various
hostaphiles, published articles or other sources
have indicated "look" the same. Some of these
are, in fact, the same plant with two or more
different names. Others are hostas that vary in
some minor trait which is not immediately
discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may
differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and
H. 'First Dance'.