This cultivar is the result of a
cross of two species, H. longipes x
Hajime Sugita in
Japan. It was registered with
American Hosta Society by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1998.
It forms a medium
size hosta about 16 inches high
with a 36 inch spread. The foliage is moderately rippled with
purple-red petioles. Funnel shaped medium purple flowers bloom
late, in September. The petals have reflexed (i.e. bending
the plant above is labeled with "Dr.", this hosta is registered
as 'Doctor Fu Manchu'.