This sport of H. 'Halcyon' was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2005 on
behalf of the originator,
Roger and Ann Bowden of
England. The medium size
(18 inches high by 36 inches wide) plant has shiny, dark green
foliage with thick substance. It bears pale lavender flowers in
late July. This cultivar is part of the "Devon
Series" of hostas.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...appears identical to 'Valerie's Vanity', 'Canadian
Shield', and the other green leaved sports of 'Halcyon'."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Lovely in a cream stone container. Still the best-selling
green-leaved hosta in Europe...Purple-dotted, dark green scapes."
An article about H. 'Canadian Shield', H. 'Devon Green', H. 'Peridot' and H.
'Valerie's Vanity' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1997 Vol. 28 No. 1) states that, "These
four hostas are mutations of 'Halcyon', arguably the best of the late
Smith's blue-leaved Tardiana Group...Are all four cultivars the same? I haven't
seen any evidence they are different."
Hosta Journal, (2002 Vol. 33 No. 2), "...'Halcyon',
'Devon Green' and 'June'...are the
same hosta but with different-colored leaves."
An article about the Halcyon Group by
Peter Cross in
Hosta Journal (2004 Vol. 35 No.2) says, "...'Halcyon' is
a first-generation member (TF 1 × 7) of the legendary
Tardiana Group of hostas,
which consists of hybrids of 'Tardiflora' × H. 'Elegans', produced
in England by Eric Smith, the master hybridizer of blue hostas, in the
1960s....Traditionally, sporting involves the cells in a section of a leaf
(either margin or center) changing color...These sports simply lack the wax
coating that makes the hosta leaves appear blue...I find it impossible to see
any differences between these green sports..." Cross lists the all-green sports
of 'Halcyon' including: