|The sign beneath this plant reads "Betsy Gift of David Parks
This cultivar is an upright
size hosta with heavily corrugated, dark blue-green leaves.
It is a non-registered cultivar originated by
David Parks of
Massachusetts and is a hybrid of H. 'Frances Williams'
H. 'Blue Angel'.
The flowers are near-white in color.
plant is named for one of David's daughters.
Warren I. Pollock
wrote an article about H. 'Betsy' in
Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2). He quoted a message
from Rick Goodenough, "H. 'Betsy' is out of 'Frances Williams' (F. Williams -
1986) and the pollen donor is believed to be 'Blue Angel' (P. Aden -1986)...H.
'Betsy' is unique in that it is one of the largest blue hostas known and has a
nice clumping form. It is a giant. Beautiful near-white bloom peek out of the
top of the clump on scapes that do not attempt to overshadow the rest of the
Parks added, "H. 'Betsy was named for our daughter."