Dr. Kevin Vaughn of
Paul Aden of New York registered this cultivar in 1988 as a hybrid of
× H. '8270'. This was later changed to origination by
Vaughn and registration by
American Hosta Society itself in 2012. It grows into a large size (20 inches high)
slightly wavy and corrugated foliage with good substance. In
early to late August, it bears fragrant, pale lavender flowers
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...is notable for its good blue
foliage and fragrant flowers and was the first registered
cultivar to combine the two."
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...represented a breakthrough in the world of
hostas, i.e., a blue-leaved hosta bearing fragrant
flowers...it has proven to be a tremendous garden
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous...Among the few blue-leaved hostas with
fragrant flowers, although the fragrance is only
perceptible in the hot climates."
In an article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Very Weak"
fragrance compared to other hostas.