Registered by Hans Hansen
Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 2005,
this cultivar is a seedling of (a seedling of H. 'Splish
Splash' × H. 'Sagae') x H. 'Blue
Moon'. It was granted a U.S. patent in 2006. This hosta is a medium size
plant with an upright growth habit. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on
scapes up to 18 inches tall.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Avoid planting under tree canopies as falling
debris collects in and damages the deeply cupped leaves. Lovely with ferns and
other lacy foliage. Divide frequently...The flower has a darker lavender pattern
on the petal center."
United States Patent: PP17294 (2006)
Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Lonesome
Dove’, that is characterized by its variegated foliage
with glaucous green margins comprising about two thirds
of the leaf area and creamy white centers that are
primarily ovate in shape with additional areas radiating
from the base of the leaf. An intermediate lighter green
area occurs between the boundaries of the margins and
centers and also radiating out from the leaf base.
‘Lonesome Dove’ is a medium sized Hosta with an
upright mounded plant habit that blooms in mid summer
with lavender flowers that that are held above the
foliage on erect scapes.