Hosta 'Valley's Glacier'

A sport of H. 'First Frost', this cultivar was registered by Jeroen Linneman of the Netherlands in 2008. The foliage is similar to that of a Tardiana-type hosta and it forms a medium size (16 inches high by 35 inches wide) mound. Its very pale lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August followed by viable seeds

The registration materials site notable characteristics as: "the edge colors change from yellow to white...later in the season."


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The 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, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. BLUE DEW, H. 'El Niño', H. 'First Frost', H. FROSTY RIBBONS, H. 'MonLisa', H. 'Sleeping Beauty', H. 'Sleeping Star' and H. 'Valley's Glacier'.



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