This cultivar with
in its background was registered in 1986 by
Paul Aden of New York but the originator is now considered to be unknown. It is a large size plant
about 20 inches high with a spread of 48 inches of shiny, medium to dark green
foliage. The leaves are slightly rippled and have smooth texture. Pale lavender,
fragrant flowers bloom in August.
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014),
"Unlike many fragrant-flowered cultivars, it readily forms seed pods."
Mr. PGC Comment: We have seen this on two lists -
hostas that attract slugs and hostas that resist
slugs. In our
experience, it depends on where you plant it. In a sunny, dryer
location like the one pictured above, there was little to no
slug damage. In a darker shade situation, the slugs did chew on
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Has been known to have multibranched scapes in wet
summers. Scapes are stained red where the leafy bracts are attached and
immediately above the bracts. Occasionally produces hose-in-hose double
In an article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Weak" fragrance
compared to other hostas.
Schmid (1991), this is a hybrid of H. 'Aden
No. 314' × H. 'Aden