This cultivar was registered by
Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia in 2003 as a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Sum and Substance'. The
giant size plant grows to 33 inches high by 82 inches wide with
wavy foliage. Its pale lavender flowers bloom starting in late
July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is the most impressive
of all white-edged 'Sum and Substance' sports."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, but takes several seasons to establish
before assuming a good growth rate. Becomes slightly
smaller than the parent. A worthy addition to the
many marginal sports of H. 'Sum and Substance'...The
leaf surface is lustrous and has the appearance of
being oiled. The margin is very attractively fluted.
A quite distinctive sport differing in the surface
texture and pure white marginal variegation of the
include H. 'Sum Upper Crust'.
Sports include H. 'Parhelion'.
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
H. 'Parhelion' and