A sport of H. 'Frances Williams', this cultivar was registered by
Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio in
1999. It forms a
large size clump about 20 inches high and 50 inches wide
with heavily corrugated foliage with thick substance. The near
white flowers in dense clusters bloom in mid-June.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...does not suffer from much
spring desiccation burn...Its overall size does not reach the
proportions of 'Frances Williams', which may be due to its polyploid nature."
Sports include H. 'Laverne and
Shirley' and H. 'Lucy and Ethel'.
An article in
Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 2) states that this was
named for the daughter of Van and Shirley Wade.