This seedling of
sieboldii is a non-registered plant from
Frances Williams of Massachusetts.
It is a medium size hosta which stands 11 inches high and about 25 inches wide. The leaves
have a narrow elliptic form and thin substance. Bright purple
flowers bloom in late July followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...ranks as one of the most
significant hostas ever developed. Early hosta hybridizers used
it and its seedlings extensively in their breeding efforts to
produce thousands of variegated seedlings."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "It is prone to throw streaked sports. This was the
first streaked hosta to be introduced and is now
among the best-known breeding plants. Sets seed
readily...Extremely unstable variegation produces
leaves which can be streaked and mottled. The dark
purple anthers contrast well with the palest