DetailsGray at first, then metallic green; deeply impressed veins and slight marginal ruffling. This one is aptly named for its large, fragrant white flowers with purple anthers. Whoever said that hostas have ugly flowers hasn't seen this plant! It is one of the earliest fragrant blooming hostas. Reportedly is pod-fertile but rarely makes pollen. Combines the best traits of its parents, H. nigrescens and H. plantaginea.
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Year New at HostasDirect 2000 Growing Zones No AHS Rating No AHS Mini Rating No Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid Plant - Bog Tolerant No Plant - Density No Hosta - Drought Tolerant No Plant - Fun Name Humorous Growth Rate Fast Plant - Height 30" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Plant - Patented No Plant - Patent Number No Plant - PPAF No Plant - Rhizomatous No Plant - Shape Upright Plant Size Large Sun Resistant No Slug Resistant Yes Plant - Wave Spacing 54" Plant - Specimen Spacing 72" Leaf - Base No Leaf - Color Detail Gray leaf Leaf Color (Center) Green Leaf Color (Margin) No Leaf - Cupped No Leaf - Cup Direction No Leaf - Flat Edge No Leaf - Corrugation No Leaf - Folded No Leaf - Twisted No Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Leaf - Piecrust No Fragrant Flower Yes Leaf - Substance No Leaf - Margin Contortion Slightly Rippled Leaf - Margin Size No Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Shape Lance Leaf - Size 12-14" x 8-10" W Leaf - Length 14 Leaf - Width 10 Leaf - Mottled No Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Splashed No Leaf - Streaked No Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Slightly Shiny Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No Leaf - Vein Color No Leaf - Vein Furrows Prominent Leaf - Vein Pairs 8 Leaf - White Leaf Back No Flower - Bracts No Flower - Branched Scape No Flower - Clustered Bloom No Flower - Color White Flower - Double Blooms No Flower - Reblooms No Flower - Striped Bloom No Flower - Inflorescence No Flower - Pod Color No Flower - Scape Color No Flower - Scape Height 50 Flower - Scape Height Range 40 to 50 Bloom Month(s) July, August Flower - Season July 15 to August 30 Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No Flower - Size No Flower - Shape No Flower - Viable Seed No Petiole Color No Petiole - Shape No Petiole - Size No Petiole - Variegation No Hybridizing - Parentage [H. nigrescens H. plantaginea] Hybridizing - Originator Vaughn K Hybridizing - Namer No Hybridizing - Introducer No Hybridizing - Registrant K. Vaughn Hybridizing - Sport Of No Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No Hybridizing - Year Registered 1987