as having a 'Fortunei' background, this cultivar was registered by
The American Hosta Society in 1986 on behalf of the originator,
Gus Krossa of Michigan. This medium size (18 inches high) mound has leaves that are moderately
corrugated and slightly wavy. Pale lavender flowers which are
bunched near the top of the scape bloom from late July into August
but it does not set seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...maintains its distinction among hostas due to its upturned, white margins...For a number of
years, specimens of 'Gloriosa' in some gardens incorrectly bore
the name H. rhodeifolia albo-marginata."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Although the variegation is usually uniform, it
occasionally throws white streaks toward the midrib. Vigorous, easy to
grow...Leaves have a distinctly upturned stance when mature. The raceme is
bunched toward the top of the scape."