This sport of H. 'Halcyon' was originated by
of Breeze Hill Plant Lab in North Carolina and registered by
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in 2002. A
medium size (14 inches high by 36 inches wide) mound of thick substanced foliage, this cultivar bears very pale
lavender flowers from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "In spring its blue-green and yellow combination is
quite striking. In midsummer the blue-green turns to dark green and the yellow
cultivar has appeared several times in the Popularity Poll by
members of The American Hosta Society (see below). It was the 2010 "Hosta
of the Year" by the American Hosta Growers Association.
This cultivar was winner of the
Benedict Garden Performance Medal for 2013.
There is also a Japanese cultivar named H. 'Hatsushimo
Nishiki' which translates into First Frost.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.
An article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No. 2) states that this also
sold under the Tradename
or Trademark of H.
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: 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 interpretations.
BLUE DEW, H. 'El
Niño', H. 'First Frost', H.
FROSTY RIBBONS, H. 'MonLisa', H.
'Sleeping Beauty', H. 'Sleeping