Ran Lydell of
Cooks Nursery and Eagle Bay Gardens in New York registered this
cultivar in 2000.
It was re-registered in
2010 with the following information:
'Arch Duke' is a cross between
H. hypoleuca x H. 'Cartwheels' that grows
into a large size hosta about 26 inches in height and spreads
to about 50 inches in width. The leaves are slightly rippled,
broadly elliptic with an ovate base with a thick bloom on the underside. The blooms and
subtended bracts are lavender in color and open from late July into August.
They are borne on scapes 44 inches tall
followed by seeds whose viability was not
known at the time of registration.
Similar cultivars include H. 'Thor'.