Alttara Scheer of Connecticut originated this non-registered cultivar. It is a
medium size hosta which grows
about 16 to 20 inches high with a spread of 40 inches. The foliage is
rippled and slightly corrugated. Funnel shaped, near white
flowers with lavender tubes bloom from late June into July on
scapes up to 30 inches tall.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The veins in the unfurling leaves are blue giving
a very soft effect. As the blue effect disappears, the leaves
become bright yellow. The heavy white indumentum on the
underside of the leaf is often apparent, giving this superb new
introduction even more interest."
The originator made the following comment on the
of Seedy Fellows website: "A vigorous vision of rippled edges,
'Maya Swingtime' emerges pale chartreuse with a blue bloom and
deep blue veins, which fade as the leaves turn a glowing yellow.
Good substance, white backs and a charming twist to the leaf
tips, 'Maya Swingtime' revels in full sun in the hybridizers
zone 6 garden for the duration of the season. Available from
Naylor Creek Nursery."
Winner Best of Class 2 (yellow) at First Look 3 in 2003.