This cultivar was registered by
Bob Kuk of Kuk's Forest in Ohio in Ohio in 1991 as an
open-pollinated seedling of H. 'Neat Splash'. It forms a
medium size (14 inches high) mound of dark green
foliage with a white marginal variegation. Deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers
appear from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its combination of attractive white-margined
foliage, purple flowers, and a good growth rate makes 'Cordelia'
an outstanding choice as a ground cover or specimen
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A rapid grower with outstanding flowers. Ideal in
light woodland or a border accompanied by ferns."