Olga Petryszyn of Indiana is a
hybrid of an unnamed seedling (H. 'Bengee' × H. 'Sagae') x H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' which was registered
in 1999. It is a large size, upright plant that grows to 32 inches in height
and a width of nearly 7 feet. The leaves have very thick
substance, are somewhat cupped and moderately corrugated. It
bears very pale purple flowers in July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...ranks near, if not at, the top
of blue-leaved cultivars for its intensity of color. Added to
that is an impressive mound structure and thick foliar
substance, making this an outstanding plant for any shade
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...should be included in every breeding program,
especially when large, blue hostas are the goal."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A superb specimen or border plant. From the
breeder's program designed to raise hostas with
leaves which hold their blue color throughout the