who imported it from Japan and it was registered (1980) by his
wife, Alma, after his death.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), states that it was "...registered
as a sterile offspring of Hosta
nigrescens...more likely a hybrid
of Hosta rectifolia x Hosta nigrescens or Hosta rectifolia x 'Tokudama'..."
This is a giant sized (33 inches high) plant with a vase shaped
mound of rich blue foliage. Its leaves are slightly wavy, smooth
textured with good substance. Medium lavender flowers are borne
on tall (3 to 5 feet tall) scapes in late July into August. It
does not produce seed.
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), this cultivar "...has become a hosta "classic" for
many reasons. The large-sized, vase-shaped mound of frosty blue
foliage is slug resistant and makes the perfect centerpiece
plant for almost any garden."
This cultivar has appeared on
several of the Popularity Polls by members of The American Hosta Society.
This cultivar has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's
Award of Garden Merit in the