Hosta 'Pebble Creek Sea Billows'

Originated by Joanna Kovalcsik of Michigan and registered by her in 2021, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Glen Triumph' × H. 'Fleet Week'. It is a medium size hosta about 11 inches high by 26 inches wide with a moderate growth rate. The lanceolate leaves are light blue-green with deeply ruffled and heavily serrated margins. They have a glaucous bloom on top and have a white bottom. The sharply tipped foliage is slightly folded, slightly twisted and deeply wavy with deeply impressed veins. Leaf petioles are lightly speckled with purple and widen at the midrib. White flowers with splashes of lavender and purple anthers bloom in August. This cultivar sets viable seeds in sea-green pods.

The registration materials state: "Long deeply ruffled and serrated white-backed light blue-green leaves have a ground hugging habit that echoes the connection between sea and sand...darkens to medium blue-green later in the season."

According to Joanna, "The name for this hosta hybrid is inspired by a phrase from a well-known hymn -- “It is Well with My Soul.” Long, glaucous blue-green leaves with white backs tapering to sharp tips have deeply ruffled and serrated edges. The tumultuous mound of ground-hugging foliage looks like ocean waves rolling onto the shore led by serrated edges of sea foam. White flowers with translucent-edged, orchid-lavender painted tepals are fertile both ways. In 2020, Pebble Creek Sea Billows bloomed for the first time on August 9th. My mother passed away on August 9th of 2021, so I registered PC Sea Billows as a tribute.

“When peace like a river attendeth my way,
  when sorrows like sea billows roll,
  whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say,
 “It is well, it is well with my soul.”


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