tissue culture sport of H. 'June', this
cultivar was registered by
Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 1999. It
is a small size hosta which grows about 7 to 12 inches tall and spreads to around
16 inches with foliage that has
good substance. The pale bluish lavender flowers bloom in late
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...closely resembles the other
gold sports out of 'June'."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Like its parent, it needs careful placing in the
garden to get the best from the available light."
noted, this cultivar may vary in color depending on the amount
of light or the time in the season. The picture above was taken
in late June while the one below was taken on May 4. The bottom
shot was from August.
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.
Times', H. 'Endless
Summer', H. 'English
Sunrise', H. 'June
Gold', H. 'June's
Gold', H. 'May' and