Steve Chamberlain of New York registered this
hybrid of H. 'Minuteman' × possibly
H. ventricosa in
2001. A large size plant, it grows to about 22 inches in height with
dark green foliage. Pale purple flowers bloom from July into
An article about favorite flowering hostas by Steve Chamberlain in
Hostta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) says, "My four
favorites are: (1) H. plantaginea - when it blossoms, there is just nothing like it.
Size, purity of white, fragrance! (2) H. ventricosa - the ark purple gets me every
time. (3) H. 'Academy Flora' - the pale lavender flowers are arrayed 360° around the
short scapes. You can grow this one for the flowers in a non-hosta garden. (4) H.
'Matthew J. Walton' - an H. ventricosa hybrid...with very large leaves and very
large bell-shaped blooms. The color isn't quite as dark as the species, but the
scapes are fairly tall and the flowers spectacular."