H. plantaginea
'White Fairy'

This sport of H. plantaginea is a non-registered cultivar that originated in China before being introduced into England . It is a "hose-in-hose" type of double flowered hosta. The plant has green leaves and forms a medium to large size mound.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...sources equate 'White Fairy' to the Chinese cultivar 'Yu Lei'...'White Fairy' ('Yu Lei') differs from 'Aphrodite' by its double set of petals versus a combination of extra petals and peteloid stamens for 'Aphrodite'."

An article about H. 'Yu Lei' by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1998 Vol. 29 No. 1) states that "This is a British introduction from Notcutts Nurseries...It was brought to the U.K. from China...The name means "White Fairy."...has a multiplicity of flowers with different number of flower petals (tepals) ranging from double flowered to double-double flowered (24 petals). The latter already has a name, H. 'Venus'."

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