This large size (21 inches high by 46 inches wide) plant is an
open-pollinated seedling of
that was registered by
Margorie Soules of Indiana in 1989. The leaves are broadly ovate with deeply lobed,
heart shaped bases. Its growth habit is unruly and the foliage
has thick substance. Near white flowers bloom from late June into July
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that this plant falls into a group in the
H. 'Sieboldiana' species and consists of "registered
seedlings that have either 'Elegans' or an 'Elegans' sport (e.g. 'Frances
Halo', etc.) as a parent. All of these have blue-green
foliage and represent the range of 'Elegans' types that can be
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to establish but eventually makes an
impressive clump...Intensely seersuckered leaves are shirred along the veins,
giving a pebbled effect."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Quilted Cup' and H. 'Quilted Skies'.