self-pollinated seedling of H. sieboldii 'Alba' is a
sibling to H. 'Freising'. It was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in
2003 on behalf of the originator,
Heinz Klose from Germany. It grows into a medium size hosta around 15
inches in height with a spread 30 inches with medium green
colored foliage. The leaves are slightly wavy and have thin
substance. It bears pure white flowers in August.
According to an article at the Gesellschaft der Staudenfreunde website, this
cultivar was originated in 1970 by
Hermann Müssel, named by Henz Klose in 1977
and registered by Peter Ruh in 2003.
is a hybrid with pure white flowers. The leaves of specimens observed in Europe
are wider than those of the parent species and have 5 pairs of veins. This is
not H. sieboldii 'Alba' which has narrower leaves and 3 pairs of veins.
Some authors attribute this taxon a mutant of H. sieboldii, but it is
probably directly related to the hybrid H. sieboldii 'Alba' × H.
ventricosa made by Georg Ahrends ." Schmid (1991) also cites
as the originator.
is a town in Germany and
a nearly thousand year old German brewery.