This seedling selection
of unidentified parentage was originated by
Russ O'Harra of Iowa
and registered on his behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. This small size plant
grows to only 10 inches in height with a spread of 24 inches.
The leaf margins are slightly wavy and the flowers which appear
in August do not open and are purple in color.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Vivid leaf color
and glossy surface will lighten up a shaded border. Still rare but deserves to
be better known...Flowers remain closed."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Ground
Sulphur', H. 'Kiwi Golden
Thimble', H. 'Little Stiffy', H. 'O'Harra' and H. sieboldii 'Subcrocea'.
The Genus HOSTA by
W. George Schmid (1991). this
cultivar is spelled H. 'Ga-Ga'. It describes the plant as being only 4
inches high by 6 inches wide but the other traits are the same as listed above.