David Stone of
Connecticut originated this
cultivar which was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1987. The
parentage is unknown but it grows into a medium size hosta about 11 inches high that
spreads to about 26 inches. Its leaves resemble elongated
hearts, are slightly corrugated and are slightly cupped. Very
pale lavender flowers bloom in July.
Similar plants include the
species, H. nakaiana.
cultivar was named for
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David
Stone Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that started with
cultivar was called DSM #11 and was described as "Medium-small, leaves
deep-green, slight blue cast, heart-shaped, some cupping, flowers lavender
white, clustered at top 2" of scape."
"1987 Registration: H. ‘Mary Joe’ This
name was registered incorrectly. It should have been registered as H.