fast growing, medium size (19 inches high
by 40 inches wide) plant has
greenish-white medial variegations and a somewhat upright growth
The leaves are moderately corrugated, wavy, slightly shiny on
top and come to a tip.
Lavender flowers bloom from late July into August. It sets seeds
but the viability was undetermined at the time of registration.
of Michigan registered this cultivar in 1989 as a "probable"
sport of H. 'Fortunei
Hyacinthina' although, according to
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "...it does not act like 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' at
registration materials state: "...colorful foliage,
thick substance and excellent growth rate...center
darkens to yellow, chartreuse or green depending
upon light, temperature and age...Parentage
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "That cannot be since 'Second Wind', the
green-leaved sport of 'Whirlwind' is not at all like
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaf color varies with temperature and the age of
the plant...Vigorous and easy to grow. Makes a superb ground
cover...Differs from other medio-variegated hostas by its broad,
twisted leaves on long petioles and the conspicuous green veins
on the leaf's surface."
Hosta Journal (2018 Vol. 49 No. R) states that this
cultivar was originally registered as 'Academy Little Prother'
which was a typographical error that has now been corrected.
This cultivar was winner of the
Garden Performance Medal for 2007.