by Paul Aden of New York
and registered by
Mark Zilis of T&Z or Q&Z Nursery
in Illinois and
The American Hosta Society this cultivar is of unidentified parentage.
It is a large size (20
inches high by 68 inches wide) plant with
medium green foliage that has white marginal variegation. The
leaves are ovate shaped, deeply veined and slightly wavy. Medium lavender, funnel shaped flowers in July
but the seed set is unknown.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...It impressed me with its large size mound size, attractive marginal variegation, and a semi-upright
mound habit. At the same time, it appeared similar to several
other 'Fortunei; type
cultivars including 'Antioch', 'Fortunei Albomarginata',
Chet Tompkins' 'Jade Lancer'."
looks very much like H. 'Spinners' and H. 'Goldbrook' (UK) and
H. 'Moerheim' (Netherlands). It also resembles H. 'Antioch', but the
latter is larger with wider leaves. The margin in all these plants starts out
yellow and turns white."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
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,
may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
H. 'Moerheim', H. 'Shogun' and