This hybrid of
was originated by
Eric Smith and registered by the
British Hosta and
Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) in
1988. The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that it is "...more likely Hosta sieboldiana x
The plant is large size (20
inches high) and has narrow, rippled foliage. In August, it
bears medium lavender flowers on up to 36 inch tall scapes
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has proven to be
a fast-growing, thicker-substanced alternative to Hosta lancifolia. It also rates highly in the area of distinction,
being easily recognizable in its mature stage."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Mound of leaves resembles the tuft of leaves at
the top of a pineapple."