A sport of H. 'Frances Williams', this cultivar of unidentified origin ation was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010. It is a large size (26 inches high by 48 inches wide) hosta with medium blue-green foliage with golden yellow marginal variegation. The center turns medium green by mid-summer.

The leaves are flat, moderately corrugated, broadly ovate, slightly wavy and have a glaucous bloom on top. Its near white flowers bloom in mid-June into July. Like many hostas of this type, this cultivar may suffer spring desiccation burn.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar was "...introduced by Paul Aden before 1981; have not been able to distinguish it from 'Frances Williams'."

In the past, this cultivar was credited to Paul Aden of New York but its status has been changed to "unidentified origin " recently.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The 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.

H. 'Aurora Borealis', H. 'Fleeta Brownell Woodruffe', H. 'Frances Williams', H. 'Maple Leaf', H. 'Olive Bailey Langdon' and H. 'Samurai'.



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