This is one
of those cases where there are two hostas with the
same name. One is registered and,
therefore, the "official" version of H. 'Ming
while the other is a non-registered plant and needs
to be renamed to avoid further confusion.
This cultivar is of unidentified parentage and it was registered by
Russ O'Harra Hosta Society on
Russ O'Harra's behalf in 1999. It forms
a large size (20 inches high by 46 inches wide), semi-upright mound
of shiny green foliage. The leaves are moderately corrugated and
a bit unruly. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Another lesser-known hosta exists with the name 'Ming
Dynasty'. That version, attributed to
Hanson, matures as a
12" by 33" mound of wavy, blue-green foliage and blooms in