The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "As a foliage plant 'Aphrodite' is no different from
Hosta plantaginea and it can be utilized in the same ways in the
landscape. Once in bloom, though, it takes on its distinctive
character. The fully double flowers are very fragrant and very
This non-registered plant forms a large
(24 inches high)
mound of shiny leafed foliage. The flowers appear in late summer
or early fall.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "One of the greatest hostas ever introduced...There
is some debate as to how many petals 'Aphrodite' should possess,
but the typical number ranges from ten to twenty. As for
double-flowered hostas, it should be kept moist during the
hottest times of the summer or the flower buds will turn brown
Similar cultivars include H. 'White Fairy'.
Sports of this
cultivar include H. 'Athena', H. plantaginea 'Venus'
and H. 'Viette Eighteen'.