This slow growing cultivar was registered in
Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina and was distributed
to those who attended that year's
National Convention of
American Hosta Society in the Washington, D.C.
area. It is a hybrid of the
H. yingeri x H. 'Blue
Umbrellas' that forms a large size (24 inches high by 50
inches wide) mound of dark green, shiny
foliage. The leaves are
downwardly cupped, moderately
corrugated, unruly and of thick substance. It has narrow petals
on the purplish flowers that appear in July
on 36 inch tall scapes.
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Potomac Pride' - unique
hybrid of H. yingeri x H. 'Blue Cadet'. ..a larger plant with spider-like
flowers...future parent to many spectacular introductions."