J. Wheat of Wisconsin
this slow growing, small size (7 inches high by 20
inches wide) cultivar is an open-pollinated seedling of H. 'Blue
Legend'. It has medium green, broadly ovate foliage that
is slightly cupped, slightly corrugated and dull on top.
Near white flowers with very pale lavender stripes bloom
from late June into July on scapes 12 to 17 inches tall
followed by viable seeds.
registration materials state: "...Variety of leaf
shapes from ovate, to broadly ovate to nearly round, all
with white backs, widely spaced veins and mucronate
tips...'Hands of Hope' was nourished and brought into
existence by my late husband, Daryl G. Krueger. Daryl
derived great joy from tending his acre of hosta
gardens. Of the thousands of seeds he gathered and
planted, this is the only unique one that grew well.
Unfortunately, just as this seedling gained three years
of age, Daryl was taken by cancer. I register this
plant in his memory."