type" cultivar was registered in 2007 by
Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery of Ohio. It
is a hybrid of H. 'Puckered Giant' × H. 'Woodland Blue' which forms a large size (26 inches high by 51 inches wide) mound.
The dark green foliage is very heavily
corrugated, convexly cupped, somewhat unruly and has thick
substance. Near white flowers appear in clusters from late June
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "At maturity 'Clear Fork River Valley' displays some
of the most heavily corrugated foliage seen in hostas."
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...I am awestruck by its incredible puckering. It also offers
great durability in the garden..."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to moderate growth but leave plenty of space for
future increase...One of the most heavily puckered hostas. The
blueness in the leaf color disappears as summer progresses."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Cloudburst',
H. 'Jurassic Park',
H. 'Lothar the Giant' and H. 'Sea Monster'.