This hybrid of two unnamed seedlings called
"T44-01" x "T44-02", this
cultivar was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio and
Wm Zumbar of Ohio in 1992. It
forms a large size mound of green, shiny foliage that is puckered
along the outer edges. The clump is about 28 inches high
spread of around 54 inches. Its leaves have a distinctive tip
and are deeply lobed at the base. Pale purple flowers bloom from
late July into August followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Origin:
H. 'Hirao Supreme'selfed...Makes an interesting specimen whose leaves should be
seen at close range...Veins have a gathered, stitchlike effect
producing heavy seersuckering in the spaces between."