This cultivar is a sport of H. 'Medusa' which was registered in 2003 by
Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by
Hostas of Wisconsin) . It forms a
mound about 16 inches high by 36 inches wide. The foliage is
narrowly ovate, moderately rippled and moderately shiny on the
underside. In late summer, it bears purple flowers.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...far outstrips 'Medusa', its mother plant, in terms of
overall size and growth rate...would make an excellent
replacement for H. 'Lancifolia' in the landscape.
In Greek mythology, a gorgon is a horrible creature. Medusa was a gorgon.