Has heavily cupped corrugated dark green leaves with a wide creamy white border. The unusual foliage turn upwards resembling hands clapping, hence, the name Applause. Ranks in the unusual category with Praying Hands hosta. Matures a large hosta 28 inches tall and 55 inches wide. Pale purple flowers from late June to mid July. Currently still considered scarce or rare with limited availability. Zones 3-9.