Hosta 'Sherborne Swan'

A second generation Tardiana-type seedling was registered in 1988 by the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) on behalf of the originator, Eric Smith. It grows into a large size hosta about 19 inches in height with a spread of 42 inches with slightly corrugated foliage with thick substance. The near white flowers bloom mid-July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " of my favorite Tardianas. Its rich blue foliage retains its color into late summer..."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Blue Diamond'.


According to a Google search, Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, in South West England.

These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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