Originated by Rick Goodenough of Massachusetts, this non-registered
cultivar is a large size hosta that grows to about 19
inches in height. It has shiny deep green foliage and a
very upright form. The leaves come to a distinct tip.
Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional
Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and
other works. The Shire refers to an area settled
exclusively by Hobbits.