Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts
registered this seedling of H. 'Beatrice' in 1987. This very
large size plant grows to 26 inches in height and spreads to about 50
inches wide. The leaves are moderately corrugated, slightly wavy
and have good substance. In late July, it bears medium lavender
flowers followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Useful as a border specimen or for background
planting. Lovely with blue-leaved
hostas...Transitional celadon streaking and
An article by
Bob Solberg in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that "William
and Eleanor Lachman crossed the better blues of
with their own line of variegated 'Beatrice' and 'Flamboyant'
hybrids to yield a large group of blue hostas with cream to
white variegation - unlike any previously introduced: 'Cherub'...and
registered in 1989 are two examples of this breakthrough. Some
may also consider the Lachman's earlier introductions of 'Carnival'
and 'El Capitan' as
breakthroughs for their substance and bright gold edges,
although 'Galaxy', their
streaked sibling, is of more value to hybridizers. All have 'Beatrice'
and some 'Tokudama' in
Similar cultivars include H. 'Carnival', H. 'Celebrity' and H. 'Standing Ovation'.