Andres Alamillo and Monrovia Nursery of California, this non-registered, but
patented (No. 25,958) cultivar is a sport
of H. 'Halcyon'.
It is a medium size hosta with blue-green leaves that
have a wide creamy white marginal variegation. It bears
pale lavender flowers from July into August.
An article in
Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 2) states that this is
also sold by the Tradename
or Trademark H. FROSTY RIBBONS. It
should not be confused with the registered cultivar H.
'Mona Lisa' from
Dr Dick and Jane Ward.
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.
BLUE DEW, H. 'El
Niño', H. 'First
Frost', H. FROSTY
RIBBONS, H. 'MonLisa', H.
'Sleeping Beauty', H. 'Sleeping
United States Patent: PP25958
Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta
plant named ‘MonLisa’, characterized by its medium-sized
plant with uniformly mounding plant habit; vigorous
growth habit; medium bluish green-colored leaves with
wide creamy white-colored borders; pale lavender-colored
flowers positioned on strong peduncles; and good garden