Registered jointly by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan
and Hideko Gowen
of Minnesota in 1999, this cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Salute' × H. pycnophylla. A medium size (16 inches high) plant with narrowly ovate leaves
that fold inward, it has pale lavender flowers in mid summer.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "Among the many cultivars with rippled margins,
'Cutting Edge' ranks near the top. The way the leaves are folded
exposes the white undersides and seems to accentuate the rippled
effect. This is a must for any complete hosta collection."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Slow to assume its mature characteristics but well
worth the wait...The leaf edge sometimes furls
upward revealing the distinctly thickly powdered
Similar cultivars include H. 'Permanent
Wave' and H. 'Totally