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.
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
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'."