slow growing cultivar of unidentified parentage,
this hosta was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2001 on behalf of
Hajime Sugita of Japan. The large size, semi-upright mound grows
to about 26 inches in height with a spread of 51 inches. The
leaves are broadly ovate, heavily corrugated, wavy and have
thick substance. It bears semi-bell-shaped flowers of very pale
lavender in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This is one of my favorites in Peter Ruh's series of
hostas honoring American Presidents...It would be a great choice
for the center of an island bed due to its size and mound
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...considered the number one in Peter Ruh's series..."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Andrew
Jackson' and H. 'Grover Cleveland'.