Eric Smith introduced this second generation
in the 1960s. It was registered by the
British Hosta and
Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) on behalf of Smith in 1988. The plant forms
a large size hosta about 18
inches high by about 4 feet wide. The leaves have thick
substance and are slug resistant. Its pale lavender flowers
bloom in late July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...rich blue foliage and
outstanding substance. Its only negative is a fairly slow growth
rate, but that should not deter anyone from growing this great
There is also a
German cultivar named: H. 'Donauwalzer'
which translates into Blue Danube Waltz