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
medium size plant forms a 17
inch high mound that is about 42 inches wide. The leaves have thick
substance and are slightly corrugated. Its very pale lavender flowers
bloom in late July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...considered one of Eric Smith's
best Tardianas due to its bright blue color, attractive mound
habit and good growth rate."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to moderate increase...The best of the
lighter blue hostas in the Tardiana Group with a rounder, more
pleasing leaf shape."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Brother Ronald', H. 'Hadspen Blue',
H. 'Serena' and H. 'Sherborne