This sport of H. 'Frances Williams' was registered by
Minks of Minnesota in 1972. The
characteristics are the same as its parent plant. This large size (26 inches high) cultivar
has thick substance, is heavily corrugated, has a
deeply lobed base and a distinct tip.
Unfortunately, it is
susceptible to spring desiccation burn (see below). It bears large clusters of
near white flowers from mid-June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...could not distinguish it from
'Frances Williams'. It even shares the spring desiccation burn
Sports include H. 'Albert Lea' and H. 'Golden Maple'.
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
Borealis', H. 'Fleeta
Brownell Woodruffe', H. 'Frances
Williams', H. 'Maple Leaf', H.
'Olive Bailey Langdon' and