This vigorous growing hosta was
Dr. Kevin Vaughn of Mississippi but registered by
Paul Aden of New York in
1982. In 2012, it was re-registered with Vaughn as originator
and the AHS as registrant on his behalf. It is a large size (22 inches
high by 48 inches wide) plant with pale green to chartreuse colored
leaves that have a creamy yellow marginal variegation. As its name implies, it has large,
very pale lavender, fragrant flowers from August into September and
usually does not set viable seeds. It is a hybrid of
H. 'Fascination' × H. 'Fragrant Summer'.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...ranks high on the popularity poll
for its attractively variegated foliage and fragrant flowers. It
is also known for being a good grower, making it useful as a
colorful ground cover in the landscape."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly. This cultivar was registered as
having streaked leaves but all the plants offered for sale have
In an article in
The Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2) , the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Strong" fragrance
compared to other hostas.
This cultivar was the 1998 "Hosta of the Year" by the
American Hosta Growers Association.