Hosta montana seedling that was imported from
Gus Krossa in
the 1960's and registered by
Peter Ruh on
his behalf in 1992. This large (27 inches high) had
ovate to broadly ovate leaves of a very thick substance. Near white
"Hosta montana like"
flowers are borne in late June to mid-July.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "...'King James' and 'King
Michael' are forever linked in hostadom. Both are seedlings
related to Hosta montana
macrophylla and may be siblings of 'Mikado'.
Both bear near-white flowers from late June into early July, and
make imposing specimen plants in
the shade garden. Unfortunately,
the two have become somewhat mixed up in collections and in the
nursery trade...The general consensus is that 'King Michael' has
taller flower scapes, while 'King James' has bluer foliage."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Big
Boy', H. 'Borsch
1', H. 'King Michael', H. 'Mikado' and
Hosta montana macrophylla.
Seedlings of this cultivar
include H. 'Frosted Jade'.