This medium size (12 inches high
by 20 inches wide) plant was
Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts in 1991. It is a seedling of the cross between an unnamed seedling × H. 'Reversed'.
It has dark green foliage with an ivory white medial (center)
variegation. Pale lavender flowers
bloom in July.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Needs careful placing so that it will get
sufficient sun to provide vigor but not so much that it burns
the leaf center. Slow to increase but is has a better
constitution than many hostas of this type."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Cherry
Berry', H. 'Hot Lips' and H. 'Joyce Trott'.
An article by Akira Horinaka in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Other
white-centered hostas with bold green borders are 'Banana Boat', 'Warwick
Delight', 'Pandora's Box', 'Sea Thunder' and 'Fire and Ice'. Those with a narrow
green border include 'Morinji Nishiki',
'Otome-no-mai', 'Hakuba' and 'White Christmas'."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2003 Vol. 34 No. 1) states that, "In my
view, boat-shaped or "keeled" is a better descriptor than folded. The leaf blade
curves upward from the midrib similar to how a canoe looks...H. 'Stetson', 'Cowrie',
'Banana Boat', and 'Blue Canoe' are some other hostas with this folded or keeled