The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar was "...obtained by
Williams from the garden of
Grace Sturtevant of Wellesley,
MA in the 1930s." It was registered by
Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio
on her behalf in
Typical of an H. 'Elegans'
plant, this is a large size hosta about 19 inches high
by 33 inches wide with medium blue-green foliage. The
leaves are moderately wavy, moderately corrugated,
lightly twisted and dull on top. Near white flowers
bloom in late June and the seed set was not known at the
time of registration.
According to the registration materials: "...historic
variety dating to 1930's; large size; good blue;
Zilis continues "This plant has been listed most often as
'Sturtevant' but the permutations 'Sturdevant' and 'Sturdivant'
can also be found...mainly of historical interest."