This sport of H.
'Guacamole' grows into a large size hosta about 24
inches tall by 54 inches wide. It was registered in 2016 by
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina. A fast growing plant,
'Ambrosia' has medium blue-green foliage with a pale
(center) variegation. The leaves are
lightly wavy, glaucous on top and have petioles which
are pale yellow in the center. The flowers are pale
lavender and bloom from mid-July into August on scapes
up to 41 inches tall.
materials state: "Waxy leaves are light yellow with a
blue margin, fragrant flowers and rapid growth rate...Pale yellow with blue margins become
yellow and medium green when the wax disappears."
The patent application lists the following as
differences from the mother plant: "In the new Hosta, the leaf margin is
blue due to the presence of a glaucous wax as compared
to the dark green margin of Hosta 'Guacamole' which has
no wax. The leaf center of the new Hosta is a light
yellow due to the presence of a glaucous wax as compared
to the yellow/chartreuse center of Hosta 'Guacamole' which has no wax."
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta
named ‘Ambrosia, characterized by its large sized
mounding clump, blue leaf margin with a light yellow
center, the presence of a heavy glaucous wax over the
entire leaf surface, vigorous growth rate, and pale
lavender fragrant flowers. In combination these traits
set ‘Ambrosia’ apart from all other existing varieties
of Hosta known to the inventor.