An H. 'Halcyon' sport, this
cultivar was registered by
Jan van den Top of the
and Witteman & Co. was granted a U.S. patent in 2008.
It has the same characteristics as its mother plant except for
the leaf variegation. The plant forms a medium size mound and
bears pale bluish lavender flowers in late July.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A splendid newer introduction deserving of a
prominent place in any collection...Shapely leaves with very
wide ivory margins."
Similar cultivars include
H. 'Aristocrat', H. 'El
Nino', H. 'First Frost', H. 'Sleeping Beauty' and H. 'Valley's
United States Patent:
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta
plant named ‘Great Escape’, characterized by its broadly
spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; green and
white variegated foliage; violet-colored flowers that
are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and
good garden performance.