which was granted a U.S. patent in 2013 after being registered in 2012 by
Inc. of Michigan. The new cultivar
was discovered by
Linda C. Veldeman
as a tissue culture sport of H. 'Eskimo Pie'. It is
a large size (22 inches high by 30 inches wide) plant similar to the mother plant
but has much narrower creamy white medial (center) variegation
in its dark green leaves. The foliage is moderately corrugated, lightly wavy,
broadly ovate and has a glaucous bloom on top. Near white, tubular flowers bloom
from June into July.
This plant is part of the SHADOWLAND
group of hostas from Walters Gardens, Inc.
United States Patent: PP23598 (2013)
Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta plant named
‘Hudson Bay’, characterized by medium plant size with
good growth rate, rounded leaves having very wide
blue-green margins, and leaf center that develops to
near white center later in season, The near white
flowers are held just above the foliage on thick light
green-colored scapes in early summer.