Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan in 1983, this is a
self-pollinated seedling of a cross
of H. nakaiana
H. ventricosa. It is a
medium size plant with heavily rippled, shiny leaves and medium
purple flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "At a glance, 'Betty' appears to be a small-size
version of H. ventricosa
owing to its shiny, rippled, dark green foliage and purple
Similar cultivars include H. 'Lakeside Emerald Lights'.