Eagle' is a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Striptease' and is a
non-registered cultivar from
Dean Stark of Iowa. The key difference is
the combination of green and greyish coloration in the leaf. It
is a medium size plant with leaves that are slightly corrugated.
The pale lavender flowers bloom starting from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The firs time I came across this
plant...I was immediately drawn to it. It offered a combination
of foliage colors that I had not often seen in hostas, i.e. gray
and green. Admittedly the variegation must be viewed from a
close distance, but that has not diminished my opinion of
'Silver Eagle'. Adding to the gray-green contrast are the white
streaks between the margin and center typically found in
'Striptease' and its mutants."
Hosta Journal, Vol. 39 No. 1 Pg 34 - 2008: "Some
may argue that 'Silver Eagle' doesn't belong in the medio-variegated group, but
the unique coloration give the leaf center a light appearance, at least at first
glance. This cultivar is aptly named, because a waxy coating over the center of
the leaf creates a silvery-green. The margin apparently lacks the waxy film and
is the same green as 'Striptease'. This is a very subtle color scheme, but it
makes the customary white line between the center and margin especially bold."