This large size (20 inches high) hybrid of a H. 'Resonance' seedling and H. 'Halcyon' was
Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts in 1988. It has a good growth rate and the
medium lavender flowers appear in August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Gay Blade' may be thought of as "the hosta for
all seasons". I've seen 'Gay Blade' growing in a variety of
gardens across the U.S. From May to October and it always looks
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, easy to grow...Leaves last well into
answer to a question about growing smaller hostas that appeared in
Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2), Sandie
Markland of North Carolina commented, "There two smaller hostas that really
stand out among the many I have grown over the years: H. 'Gay Blade' and the
truly diminutive, 'Gaijin'...I have grown both of these beauties for the past 15
years and still have the original plants I purchased as a budding collector in
1997. I think that really says something about the plant!"