This cultivar was originated by
of New York and
Alex Malloy of New York in 1997 as a seedling of H. 'Flamboyant'.
The small size (10 inches high) mound is of average substance and produces pale
purple flower in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Under the best of growing conditions,' is land
Charm' makes a sensational, small size mound of white-centered
foliage. In recent years, however, two of its sports, 'Fantasy
Island' and 'Xanadu', have surpassed it in popularity because of
a much wider green margin, hence a better growth rate."
An article about H. 'Island Charm' by Akira Horinaka in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "I bought
'Island Charm' from a Japanese nursery. Even in November, this hosta keeps a
white center with a surrounding narrow green border. I think this is one of the
most beautiful patterns I've seen, with a lovely accent of some green lines in
the white area."