There is an image of this
cultivar on the
Hosta Library. From the photo on the HL website, it appears to be a small
size (12 inches high by 28 inches wide) hosta with
frosty green leaves and yellow and white
streaked variegation. This cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Fascination' ×
Very pale lavender flowers bloom from July into August. It is a non-registered hosta originated by Rick Goodenough of Massachusetts and is used in his breeding program.
An article by Rick Goodenough in
Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 1) states that, “A
relatively recent release, ‘Leaping Lipizzan’ is a strong breeder that turns out
a high percentage of quality, streaked seedlings…Seven of those terrific
seedlings include ‘Breeder’s Cup’, ‘Scalloped Potatoes’, ‘Dover Downs’, ‘Suffolk
Downs’, ‘Gran Premio’, ‘The Stone Horse’ and ‘Belmont Stakes’.
...While ‘Leaping Lipizzan’ has some blue tones early in the season, ‘Dover Downs’,
‘Breeder’s Cup’ and ‘Suffolk
Downs’ all have stronger early season blue. H. ‘Dover Downs’ features leaves with a
more elongated form and a nice point on the tip, as well as wonderful wavy
time I planted my ‘Leaping Lipizzan’ test seeds in 2008. I shared the same
seeds with numerous folks who wanted to try them…Trudy Van Wyke…has named one of
these fine blue streakers ‘Hosana’.
Jeff Moore has an interesting and fairly
rare yellow streaker from this lot that he calls ‘Stewball’ from the Peter, Paul
and Mary song about a racehorse.”