This hybrid of H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × unknown plant was
Alex Summers of Delaware
and registered by
Arthur Wrede of Maryland in 2003. The foliage on this medium size (12 inches high by 24 inches
wide) hosta is heavily rippled, slightly wavy, very shiny on top
and has a cordate base. Its petioles has purple spots. The plant
has funnel shape, pale lavender
flowers from mid-August into October.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A superb new
introduction which will delight collectors of
green-leaved hostas...Precisely rippled foliage
edges on platter-like leaves."
An article by Kevin Walek in
Hosta Journal (2008 Vol. 39 No. 2) states that, "H.
'Candy Dish' and its pod parent, 'Urajiro Hachijo', probably a form of
H. longipes, both show potential for breeding outstanding piecrusted
cultivars...Think about how many people coveted 'Donahue Piecrust' for its wavy
edge and coloration. Now think about the same look on a much smaller leaf, with
a much smaller and tighter clump. You can imagine the possibilities."