Streaks of corrugation in the
leaves give this plant its name.
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and
Handy Hatfield originated this cultivar
which was registered in their names by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It was the
result of a cross of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' × H. montana
and was introduced in 1996.
This hosta grows to a
large size about 24 inches high and
30 inches wide although these dimension may vary significantly
from plant to plant. The leaves are blue-green with a narrow
creamy yellow to white marginal variegation. They
are heavily corrugated, ovate and glaucous on top. Pale lavender flowers
with translucent edges on 30 inch scapes are
borne in July. It sets viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Takes several seasons for the unusual surface
texture to appear...The extremely pebbled leaf surface,
reminiscent of alligator skin, is both unusual and attractive."