Wm and Eleanor Lachman, it is a
hybrid of two unnamed seedlings (a seedling x H. 'Flamboyant')
'Beatrice' seedling x H. sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'). Its name reflects the fact that it has red flower scapes and purple flowers in late season.
This is a medium size hosta about
12 inches high with a spread of around 28 inches. The dark green
foliage has a yellow medial (center) variegation which turns
white as the season progresses. Its leaves are elliptic, have
smooth texture and are shiny on top. Pale purple flowers bloom
from mid-July into August. It sets seeds in bright red pods.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "When grown properly, 'Cherry Berry' becomes an
attractive mound of white-centered foliage that produces purple
flowers on bright red scapes. Unfortunately, it has proven to be a
finicky grower. I've seen some beautiful specimens, but I've also
heard many people complain that they cannot get 'Cherry Berry' to