This cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Blue
Arrow' × H. 'Elatior' that was registered by
Bob Balitewicz of Indiana in 1999. The large size (21 inches high
by about 56 inches wide) plant has narrowly ovate leaves with a
thick underside bloom. Its near white flowers bloom from late July into mid-August
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The appearance of this rich blue-leaved cultivar
Tardiana, albeit at the
large end of the size range."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A vigorous, rapid increaser for a blue-leaved
Similar cultivars include H. 'Biddy's
Blue', H. 'Blue Arrow' and H. 'Indiana Blue'.
An article about favorite blue hostas in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) reported the
responses of the following hosta hybridizers: