This sport of H. 'Night before Christmas' was
Dirk van Erven and registered by
Danny Van Eechaute of
Belgium in 2002. It forms a medium size (18 inches high by 24 inches wide) mound
and has a wider white center than H. 'Night before Christmas'. Lavender
flowers bloom in July but do not bear seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The base leaf color remains pristine ivory
throughout the season. The flower heads die less than gracefully
so remove them as they start to wither. Divide
frequently...Smaller than its parent. A weak chartreuse overlay
is apparent in the whitish variegation toward the petiole."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Christmas Cookies',
Christmas' and H. 'White Elephant'.