This medium size (18 inches high by 45 inches
wide) plant falls into the Tardiana-type of blue-green
hostas. It was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois
in 1999 as being of unidentified parentage. The foliage is intensely
blue-green, slightly rippled and has a glaucous bloom on top. It forms pale lavender flowers from mid-July into August
and sets viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that this plant falls into a category of
"cultivars that exhibit many
Tardiana traits but are
not a part of Eric Smith's original group."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Outstanding blue leaf color holds late into the
summer provided the plant is grown in light to full shade...Among the bluest of
the hostas with all-blue leaves and quite distinct."
An article about favorite blue hostas in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) reported the
responses of the following hosta hybridizers: