A hybrid of H. 'Sagae' ×
hypoleuca, this cultivar was registered by
Dr. Charles Purtymun of
Walden West Nursery in Oregon in 1999. This
upright growing plant grows to around 38 inches in height with a
width of about 84 inches. The blue-green foliage is slightly
rippled, nearly convex and has a curved tip.
Semi-double, pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into
August followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Thought to be tetraploid. An outstanding hosta
which should be better known...Leaves are almost rubbery. Very
large, semi-double flowers have a glaucous bloom."
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is best known as the author of
Walden, a book about his attempt to return to a simpler
way of life. He was also a poet, abolitionist, naturalist,
historian and a person who resisted many facets of government.