Hans Hansen in
this giant size (32 inches high by 74 inches wide) cultivar is
sport of H. 'Dancing Queen'.
It has green foliage with a yellow medial (center)
variegation. The ovate leaves are very slightly
corrugated, slightly wavy and dull on top. Near white
flowers with a faint lavender pattern in the center of
each petal bloom from mid-June into July on scapes 32 to
50 inches tall followed by viable seeds.
The registration materials state: "...Rippled
leaves with varying width green margins on bright yellow
centers provide a graceful appearance...Contrast is
greatest in the spring as the leaf centers turn more
green later in the season."
Inc. of Michigan, this non-registered cultivar is a sport
of H. ''. This is a
large size hosta about 24 inches tall by 58 inches wide
with yellow foliage that has a thin, rippled, dark green
marginal variegation. The yellow turns to chartreuse as
the season progresses. Pale lavender flowers bloom on
tall, arching stems from July into August followed by
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various
hostaphiles, published articles or other sources
have indicated "look" the same. Some of these
are, in fact, the same plant with two or more
different names. Others are hostas that vary in
some minor trait which is not immediately
discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may
differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and
H. 'First Dance'.