slow growing hybrid of H. 'Tortifrons' × H. 'One Man's
Treasure', this small size cultivar grows to about 8
inches in height with a spread of 18 inches. It was registered
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in 2003. The leaves are slightly twisted,
very wavy and
their petioles are purplish red. Pale purple flowers bloom in
September on slightly branched scapes followed by fertile seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...was immediately impressed with
its distinctive appearance. The curved, dark green leaves give
it a look that cannot be mistaken for any other. It also
represents a significant breakthrough in breeding as the first
known seedling out of 'Tortifrons' to carry its genes for
twisted, contorted foliage."
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014),
"Try growing it in a trough with two more Solberg introductions,
'Cracker Crumbs' and 'Tiny
Bubbles', and enjoy the contrast in leaf texture and color."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The contorted leaves give a restless countenance. Best
in a container or in a border with ferns..."
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...a
forked scape.. ."
A comment on the Hosta Library says that H. 'Corkscrew' has "a forked scape."
cultivar won the 2002 William and Eleanor Lachman Award at the
First Look hosta competition as the best seedling as chosen by the AHS