This cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by
Eric Smith of England and was registered on his behalf by the
British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society in 1988.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Though this plant was registered...it was done without a
In a presentation at the
Winter Scientific Meeting in 2004,
Peter Ruh stated that there is no such plant. The BHHS was registering all of Eric Smith's Tardiana hostas
but they were all just known by names such as TF2x7. As
they went through the list, one in the sequence was
missing so they gave it a name to hold a place in the
registration process. Subsequently, it was determined
that no such plant existed.
Hosta Journal (2018 Vol. 49 No. R) states that, "Names
governed by the Code are not established if, at the time
of publication, no plants for which the name is proposed
existed." Since there is no evidence that this plant
ever existed, it has been removed from the list of
registered hostas. To avoid confusion, this name will be
unavailable for future registrations.