This is one of many sports of
H. 'Fortunei Albomarginata' and it was
registered by The American Hosta Society on behalf of the originator,
Alex Summers of Delaware in 1986. It forms a large size (21 inches high) mound of
slightly corrugated foliage. Pale lavender flowers are produced
during mid-July to August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "From my written description,
'North Hills' does not seem to differ much from 'Fortunei Albomarginata'...compared side-by-side, however, they appear
An article about H. 'North Hills' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1985 Vol. 16) states that, "Named by
Summers for the Village of North Hills on Long Island, N.Y. where he formerly
lived. The hosta was growing in large masses in the garden of Mrs. Meissner,
Garden City, Long Island...Where Mrs. Meissner obtained it is not known."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Sundance'.
The species (now cultivar) was named for plant explorer