This large size (26 inches high
by 60 inches wide), marginally variegated
hosta produces pale lavender flowers in mid-August. The leaves
are moderately corrugated and somewhat wavy. It is a
seedling of H. 'Breeder's Choice' × H. 'Frances
Williams' that was registered by
Dr. Kevin Vaughn of Massachusetts in 1988.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "The very thick creamy margins sharply contrast the
green center and give it a distinctive appearance. Though the
substance is not quite as thick as many
Sieboldianas, that is
secondary to the greatness of this plant."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate to good growth rate. Useful as a specimen
or in a large container. Prized by flower arrangers
for its contrasting leaf color and pebbled surface
A catalog advertisement from Fairway Enterprises (Eldren
and Nancy Minks) in Minnesota in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 1) offered the following
hostas (among others): 'Banana Flip' - $100.00, 'Candle Glow' - $100.00,
'Coventry' - $100.00, 'Formal Attire' - $100.00, 'Holiday White' - $100.00,
'Mesa Fringe' - $100.00, 'Nancy Minks' - $150.00, 'Prince Albert' - $100.00, and
'Royal Highness' - $100.00.