Giant' is an outdated or incorrect name for
This is one of the many confusing
situations that occur because of conflicting names in hostas. According to
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The name "Blue Giant" was used as
a trade name for
H. 'Elegans', i.e., as Hosta BLUE GIANT in the 1980s...The name was mistakenly
included on the IAC list of non-registered cultivar..."
includes this as a selection of H. 'Sieboldiana' originated by
Henry Payne of
Piedmont Gardens nursery in Connecticut.