This plant, as you can see,
was incorrectly labeled as "Gradaddy Redleg".
This medium size (18 inches high by 30 inches
wide) cultivar is
open-pollinated seedling of
H. longipes hypoglauca from
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan which was registered by Rod Kuenster of Iowa in 2010. The dark green foliage is lanceolate, flat and slightly shiny on top with dark red petioles. Lavender,
tubular flowers with stripes bloom from mid-August into September.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...rivals 'One Man's
Treasure' for the hosta with the best red petioles."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Best of Twenty' and H. 'One