This semi-upright seedling selection from
Mildred Seaver of Massachusetts was registered on her behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It is a small size plant that grows to
around 8 inches in height with a spread of about 28 inches. This cultivar was
registered as being streaked but, if the picture above is true, it may stabilize
as a marginal variegation. The leaves are slightly rippled, moderately
corrugated, broadly ovate and have a glaucous bloom on top.
This was named for a friend of Mildred's from Dedham, Massachusetts. According
to an article by Herweg herself in
The Hosta Journal (1985 No. 16), twice, she
spells her own name as Mabel-Maria' Herweg. I don't know why there is an
apostrophe ' ...but there is. The registration, however, does
not include the apostrophe.