Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in North Carolinaregistered this cultivar in 2009. It is a hybrid of an
H. clausa normalis
seedling x (H. 'Ōgon Tsushima ’ ×
H. yingeri F2 seedling). A small size plant, it grows to about
12 inches in
height and 24 inches in width. Its foliage is narrowly ovate,
slightly wavy and has smooth texture with thin substance. The key characteristics are the red
petioles and flower scapes that bear rich purple flowers in
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...represents a significant step toward developing hostas
with red foliage, one of Bob Solberg's major breeding goals."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Mango Salsa'.