cultivar was originated by
Roy Herold of Massachusetts and registered on his behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It is an interspecific
(two species) hybrid of
H. pycnophylla x
H. longipes hypoglauca. The medium size
hosta is about 15 inches
tall by 32 inches wide with foliage that is ovate shaped and moderately wavy
leaves. A key characteristic is the reddish petioles which
support the leaves. Bluish purple flowers with translucent edges bloom
from mid-September into October on scapes about 24 inches tall.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Roy Herold was the first
hybridizer to focus on red petioles. His efforts resulted in an
outstanding group of cultivars with rich, deep red petioles..."
Similar species include
H. longipes hypoglauca and
Significant seedlings include H. 'Sayuri'.