Olga Petryszyn of Indiana crossed a seedling
of (H. 'Maui Rains' × H. 'Blue Arrow')
× H. 'Blue Betty Lou' which
resulted in this cultivar which was registered in 2004. It grows
into a large size hosta about 2 feet high and 5 feet
wide with a semi-upright form. The leaves are heavily
corrugated, cupped and wavy with thick substance. Near white flowers bloom in July
followed by seeds of unknown viability.
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "I doubt there are many better blues than 'Chesapeake Bay',
especially ones that offer something other than the
typical 'H. 'Sieboldiana'' leaf shape."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The emerging leaves are very bright blue and
gradually turn a muted blue-gray. The leaf
separation on the clump is distinctive."
cultivars include H. 'Ulysses