Steve Hottovy of Beyond Green LLC in Oregon registered this
seedling of unidentified parentage in 2004. It forms a small size (8
inches high by 24 inches wide) mound with
heavily rippled, curved leaves. Purple, funnel shaped flowers bloom in late
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Not suitable for containers but ideal for a raised
bed with other small hostas, such as H. 'Little
Wonder' or H. 'Island Charm'. Deserves to be better known."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) quotes
"Hosta 'Eola Salad Bowl' is a chance seedling...grown from mixed seed I
purchased from Walden West in Scotts Mills, Oregon in 1985...The batch of
seedlings showed great diversity. In 1987 I selected a small one from among them
and gave it to Monrovia. At the time I was propagator for Monrovia of Dayton,
Oregon...Several people remarked that it looked like a salad ready to eat, due
to the leaf color, size and wavy appearance. So it was dubbed 'Salad Bowl'. 'Eola'
is the name of the Willamette valley hills around my house..."