This cultivar was registered with
American Hosta Society in 2000 as a sport of H. 'Loyalist' but it was patented as a
sport of H. 'Fire and Ice'.
This cultivar is from
and Ken Clifford of Michigan
and is part of the "Clifford's
Series" of hostas.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...essentially a thick-substanced,
very wide margined version of 'Loyalist'. Unlike 'Clifford's Comet', there are no green speckles in the leaf center."
United States Patent: PP17279 (2006)
Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named
‘Clifford's Stingray’, a sport of Hosta ‘Fire and
Ice’, that is characterized by its unique variegated
foliage with narrow, white streaked centers, wide dark
green margins and an intermediate streaked area of
bright green. ‘Clifford's Stingray’ has an upright plant
habit, a vigorous growth rate, and unique pale lavender
flowers that are held in a congested whorl just above
the foliage in mid to late summer.