This white edged sport of
H. 'Northern Halo' was registered by
Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio in 1999. It forms a large size (24 inches high by 70 inches wide) mound and has thick substance to its leaves.
The near white flowers are borne from June into July. They have a
pale lavender stripes on the petals and bear viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'American Halo' was selected as an improved form
of H. 'Northern Halo', a much-maligned cultivar with
several divergent clones."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to establish but eventually becomes a huge
mound...Winner of the 2002 Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit
Hosta Award...Larger than its parent with a wider leaf margin."
Similar cultivars include
H. 'Barbara Ann' and H. 'Northern
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: 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 interpretations.
LEPRECHAUN'S LOOT, H. 'Northern