This large (20 inches high) hybrid of a H. 'Resonance'
seedling and H. 'Halcyon' was
Bill & Eleanor Lachman in 1988. It has a good growth rate and the
medium lavender flowers appear in August.
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "...'Gay Blade' may be thought of as "the hosta for
all seasons". I've seen 'Gay Blade' growing in a variety of
gardens across the U.S. from May to October and it always looks
Similar cultivars include: