This cultivar is the result of a
cross of a streaked form of H. 'Christmas Tree' × H. 'Halcyon'.
It was registered by
Alex Malloy of New York in 2001. 'Hippodrome' grows
into a medium size hosta
about 15 inches in height with a spread of 39 inches. The leaves
are rippled, convexly cupped and have thick substance. It bears
near white flowers starting in mid-June.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...combines the best of both parents and makes a striking
specimen plant. Particularly attractive is the neatly rippled,
creamy yellow margin."
is a Greek word for a stadium where horse racing and related
events are held.