In 1994, Eldren Minks of Minnesota introduced
this non-registered cultivar with H. 'Blue Diamond' in its
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "...rare, have never seen in a
collection or garden; scarce availability."
A catalog advertisement from Fairway Enterprises (Eldren
and Nancy Minks) in Minnesota in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 1) offered the following
hostas (among others): 'Banana Flip' - $100.00, 'Candle Glow' - $100.00,
'Coventry' - $100.00, 'Formal Attire' - $100.00, 'Holiday White' - $100.00,
'Mesa Fringe' - $100.00, 'Nancy Minks' - $150.00, 'Prince Albert' - $100.00, and
'Royal Highness' - $100.00.
(The specimen shown above was
Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens
in Ohio in 2010 - Mr PGC.)