This cultivar is an H. 'Tokudama'-type
plant with blue-green foliage. It was originated by
Mark Zilis but registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002. The large
size mound grows to a height of around 19 inches with a
spread of around 40 inches. Its near-white flowers bloom in
clusters in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...I purchased a plant of what I thought was 'Blue
Moon'...and began propagating it by
tissue culture. After a
few years, a number of collectors began noticing that this
version of 'Blue Moon' was much larger than
Eric Smith's true
'Blue Moon' and dubbed it "Big Blue Moon". Finally, in 1990, I
named this mistaken plant 'Blue Splendor'."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
H. 'Love Pat'.