This cultivar has
in its background and it was
introduced by Henry Payne of Piedmont Gardens in 1976. The plant
was registered by
The American Hosta Society in 1986 on behalf
of Mr. Payne.
In line with its
parent plant, it grows to a large size mound (28 inches high by
55 inches wide) of heavily
corrugated blue-green foliage. The flowers are near white and
bloom from June into July on scapes about 33 inches high.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...was one of the first big blue-leaved cultivars that I
grew in my early days as a nursery man...named for the
Housatonic River, which flows through Connecticut and
The name may refer to a town in Massachusetts, a railroad in Connecticut or the
USS Housatonic naval vessel.