A sport of H. 'Fortunei', this
cultivar was registered by the
British Hosta & Hemerocallis
Society in 1988. It grows
into a large size hosta about 18 inches high with a spread to
a width of 42 inches. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.
Schmid (1991) lists "Lavender" as the originator. Since the BHHS registered the
plant we will assume that Mr. or Ms. Lavender is from England.
Iona is a
small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the
western coast of Scotland.