This vigorous growing hosta was
Dr. Kevin Vaughn 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 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
(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 (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 Vol. 47 No. 2 - 2016, 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.