This is a non-registered seedling of
Japan. It forms a large size hosta with green
leaves and a semi-upright form. The key trait is that it
bears double, white flowers in July.
An article about the cultivar H.
'Yae-no-oba' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2001 Vol. 32 No. 2) states that, "This cultivar is a selection of H. plantaginea
'Aphrodite' growing in
"Herb" Benedict's garden...according to
Ron Williams of House of Hosta in Green
Bay, Wisconsin, who introduced it, is a "vast improvement over H. plantaginea
'Aphrodite' as it blooms profusely each year"...(Pollock continues) I've also
found that these H. plantaginea plants flower better if the weather is hot: in
the upper 80s and higher along with high night temperatures...."Yae" means "to
have two of something" in Japanese, in other words "double"..."