Sandra Bond of
Goldbrook Plants in England, author and hybridizer, registered this sport of H. 'Dawn' in 2000. It forms a medium size (12 inches high) mound of green margined
foliage. Medium purple flowers are borne from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It resembles a
number of cultivars related to 'Golden
Tiara', though its flowers bloom earlier and have a
The Book of Little
Hostas (2010) says: "Emerges early in the spring
and retains its color throughout the season if kept out of direct sunlight."
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...with bluish
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1995 Vol. 26 No. 2) states that, "Ian Chrystal of Bedford,
England found a stable, green-rimmed sport of
named it 'Green with Envy'...Besides being attractive, it has two other good
characteristics: it's a good grower and it bulks up fairly quickly. But, the
leaves have thin substance; so, bait for slugs."
"In the International Code of Nomenclature
for Cultivated Plants 1995, Article 17.6 dictates that all words should have
an initial capital letter, with the following exceptions. Words that follow
a hyphen, conjunctions and prepositions, other than those which are the
first word in the epithet. Exceptions are also given where linguistic custom
The following hosta cultivar epithets should be corrected as follows:
‘Green With Envy’ to ‘Green with Envy’"