Today's hosta is a real beauty, but her true beauty takes time to be revealed. hosta 'Alligator Shoes' when fully mature has very pebbled blue green leaves with an ivory border. It's leaves are large, but are very pointed (because it is part of the Montana family of hostas) at the end. An immature 'Alligator Shoes' will have leaves that are more green in color and smooth. It's an average to slow growing hosta, but your patience with this one will pay off.