This hybrid of
rupifraga was originated from
Shuichi Hirao of
Japan. It was
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1997. It forms a medium size mound of light green foliage
about 18 inches tall with lavender flowers bloom in September.
This cultivar is part of the "Hirao
Series" of hostas.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Peter Ruh attempted to register this plant as 'Doctor Shuichi
Hirao', but that name was not allowed."