x H. 'FRW
seedling of dark green, wavy, slightly corrugated
foliage was registered by
American Hosta Society on behalf of the originator,
of Massachusetts as part of her "Birchwood" series
in 1986 although it had been in the trade since the 1960's. It
bears near white flowers from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Birchwood Elegance' is a much-admired plant.
Several collectors and nurserymen have indicated to me that this
was their favorite hosta. It makes a very large size mound of
graceful, green foliage that can be used as a background plant."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Birchwood
Green', H. 'Green Formal' and H. 'Green Acres'.
giant leaves are a very dark green,
almost blackish. A big clump develops
rapidly and becomes as large as most
clumps of 'Sum
and Substance'. The plant is
excellent in the background, either as a
specimen or hedge. There is no
noticeable yellowing until very late in
the fall. It sells for $10.00..."