The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), says that this plant falls
into a category of "cultivars that exhibit many
Tardiana-type traits but are
not a part of Eric Smith's original group."
The cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by
Ken Anderson of Minnesota
in 1982. This medium size (16 inches high by 24 inches wide) plant has pale bluish lavender
flowers in July or August followed by viable seeds. The leaves are triangular shaped,
moderately wavy and have good substance.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "A cursory glance at
Paul Aden of New York's compost pile led to
the introduction of this cultivar. In a visit to Paul's
Ken Anderson discovered an attractive seedling
destined to become next year's mulch! Paul gave the unwanted
plant to Ken, who realized its considerable value after growing
it in his Minnesota collection for a few years."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Much used as a breeding plant...Although not one
of the Tardiana Group, it has similar characteristics."