A hybrid of H. 'Tardiflora',
this cultivar was registered in 1999 by
Dr. Jim and Jill Wilkins of Michigan. The narrowly ovate foliage starts the
season gold and changes to light green as the season progresses.
It grows into a small size hosta about 9 inches in height with a spread of around 28
inches. From late July into August, it bears deep purple flowers
on deep purple scapes.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...often reblooms in September...Two more non-registered hostas
bore this name as well, one from
Paul Aden of New York in the early 1980s and another that was listed as
a streaked form of H.
This was the official hosta of
National Convention of
The American Hosta Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan.