Hosta 'Frosted Jade'
 

Registered by 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.

According to 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 Diana 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."

 

"Since my specimen won the AlaHoSo award in 1989, perhaps I am a bit biased. A montana hybrid, its large leaves have a neat, thin, pure white margin and a beautiful jade-green center. It will grow well in practically any soil. Although not slug proof, it rarely shows signs of pest damage. There is nothing quite like it - in other words, it is unique. It is available from various sources and the price varies from $20.00 to $40.00."

 

"One of the largest variegated hostas, it is a white-edged, H. montana. Registered by Lillian Maroushek in 1978 and available from her nursery, this 'oldie' is distinctive not only in size, but also in the blue-green color of the leaf center. The edge is white, not cream."


 

 
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