This hybrid of
rectifolia was originated from
Shuichi Hirao of
Japan. It was
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1997.
This hosta forms a medium size mound of medium green foliage
about 18 inches tall with a spread of 46 inches. Its petioles
are reddish purple. Medium purple flowers bloom from mid-August
This cultivar is part of the "Hirao
Series" of hostas.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...actually a type of H. kikutii..."