Registered by Sebright
this small size (8 inches high by 18 inches wide) cultivar is a
sport of H. 'Manzō'. It is a dark green hosta
with ivory-white medial (center) variegation. The leaves
are lanceolate, slightly cuypped, folded, moderately
twisted, wavy and slightly shiny on top. Deep purple
flowers with darker stripes and white centers bloom from
mid-July into August on scapes 18 to 20 inches tall
followed by viable seeds.
The registration materials state: "...Ivory centers
change to light green in summer."
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.
Fatty Manzo' and
H. 'My Maria'.