This hybrid of H. 'Iron
Gate Supreme' x H. 'Green
Fountain', was registered by
Bob Solberg in 2002. It is a medium size
(18 inches high by 40 inches wide) plant that has intensely
rippled, wavy leaves with serrated margins. The whitish flowers that
bloom in July are slightly fragrant.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "When Bob Solberg showed me 'Ginsu Knife' in 1998, I
was impressed with the combination of marginal variegation and many
irregular marginal ripples. In the garden it exhibits great
distinction, making it immediately recognizable and a tremendous
specimen at the same time."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "The leaves can be rather flaccid. Unstable
variegation can produce streaking into the center of the blade and has now
produced a streaked form...a superb, distinct, recent introduction...A
dramatically arching, serrated leaf accentuated by an exaggeratedly twisted
Sports include H. 'Ginsu Knife
Supreme' and H. 'Machete'.