Pauline Banyai of Michigan
originated this cultivar and
Dr. Ed Elslager of Michigan registered it on her behalf in 1995. It is of unidentified parentage (thought to be
sieboldii background) and
forms a small size mound reaching 8 inches high and 17
inches wide. Bright purple flowers bloom in late July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Ed Elslager received this plant
from Pauline Banyai as a seedling. After growing it for several
years, he named it and registered it for her. 'Candy Cane' acts
like a smaller version of 'Neat Splash
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, fast growing. Suitable for the edge of
light woodland. Not suitable as a pot plant."