This large size (26 inches high) hosta
Japan was named
by Mark Zilis
of Illinois but registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1997. The
foliage is moderately wavy, smooth
textured and of thick substance. Large, pale lavender flowers form in
abundance on clusters in July.
This cultivar is part of the "Hirao
Series" of hostas.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "The floppy, pinched leaf blade cascades downard as
does the dense raceme of flowers on a long scape.