A hybrid of two species,
H. hypoleuca x H. longipes, this cultivar was
Barry Sligh in 1999 as part of his
Kiwi Series of
hostas. It forms a large size mound about 27 inches high by 70 inches wide
with somewhat unruly foliage that has thick substance and thick
underside bloom. From late July into August, it bears pale purple
flowers and develops many seed pods.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...seems more likely a cross of H. hypoleuca x H. 'Elegans'
(or one of its seedlings). 'Elegans' would
provide the genetic background to produce the larger mound size,
earlier flowering, and greater number of vein pairs."