who imported it from
Japan and it was registered (1980) by his wife, Alma, after
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
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.
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