One of several seedlings of H. 'Pin Stripe' introduced
and registered in 1990 by
Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio, this cultivar grows to about 16 inches in height and 20 inches
wide. The leaves medium green in color with creamy white medial
(center) variegation. The are slightly shiny on top and have a cordate base.
Pale lavender, tubular flowers bloom from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The true-to type foliage
of 'Greensleeves' is strikingly beautiful...tends to sport
green-leaved divisions that need to be culled."
The picture shown above was taken at
Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio and is either the wrong plant or one that has totally reverted to a green type
This is one of
those situations where there can be some confusion in hosta names. There are 3
cultivars which have very similar names including H. 'Green
Sleeves', H. 'Green Sleeve' and H. 'Greensleeves'.
According to the rules, H. 'Greensleeves' is the acceptable name since it has
been registered with
American Hosta Society. The other two names are too similar and need to be