Lillian Maroushek of Minnesota in 1978 as a slow growing seedling of H.'King
James', this giant size (32 inches high by 63 inches wide) hosta has
medium green leaves with a
white marginal variegation. The
variegation on the leaf margin is unique due to a somewhat
drawstring effect. Leaves are slightly cupped both up and down,
slightly corrugated and have good substance. It has pale
lavender flowers that are funnel shaped and borne on a 42 inch scape
in July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...continues to be popular and
justifiably so...with all of its good traits and prolific seed pod
formation, it is surprising that few hybridizers utilize it."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Use as a specimen or at the edge of woodland. A
classic and still the best of its type...A slightly upturned
leaf edge sets it apart from similar hostas."