This is a
that was registered in 1987 by
of England on behalf of the
Eric Smith. It grows
into a medium size hosta about 16 inches high
and 41 inches wide with green foliage. The leaves are moderately
corrugated and have average substance. Pale purple flowers bloom
in July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009, "In a side-by-side comparison with other Tardianas, 'Eric
Smith' always comes out as the greenest of all. Its flowers are
probably considered more ornamental than its foliage."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "An Eric Smith seedling, probably not a
hybrid, although given a
number...Vigorous...Probably the greenest leaved of
the numbered Tardiana Group hostas, now thought to
nakaiana and not H. 'Elegans' as a parent."