Registered by Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by Uniquely
Hostas of Wisconsin) in 2010, this
upright growing cultivar is a sport of H. 'Sir Richard'.
It is a giant size hosta that grows up to 36 inches in
height with a spread of around 48 inches. The intensely
blue-green foliage is moderately corrugated, broadly
ovate and slightly shiny on top. Tubular flowers bloom
from mid-July into August on scapes up to 40 inches
According to the registration materials: "...very large plant
with very large foliage..."
also known as John Lackland, was King
of England from 1199 until
his death in 1216.