tissue culture sport of H. 'Northern
Exposure', this large size (22 inches high) plant was discovered
by C.H. Falstad
and registered by
Inc. of Michigan in 2004 and also received a U.S. patent
in 2006. Near white flowers are borne from late June into July.
Similar cultivars include H. 'Northern
Sports include H. 'Hudson Bay'.
An article by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors
in hosta leaves in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "However, in a
variegated plant, when the cells don't stay in place, the leaves can end up all
one color, as when 'Guacamole'...goes back to 'Fried Green Tomatoes'...In rare
instances, a complete pattern reversal can occur, as with 'Flame Stitch'...from
H. ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'...and 'Eskimo
Pie'...from 'Northern Exposure'..."
United States Patent: PP16290 (2006)
Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named
‘Eskimo Pie’, characterized by rounded leaves having
wide blue-green margins, and a creamy yellow to creamy
white center and near white flowers held just above the
foliage on thick light green-colored scapes.