Registered by Don Dean
of Minnesota in
this cultivar is a seedling of (H. laevigata x (H.
'Liberty Bell' x (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' x
'Liberty Bell' x
yingeri)) × H. 'Beet Salad'.
It is a medium size hosta about 13 inches high by 26
inches wide with yellow leaves. The foliage is slightly
rippled, broadly ovate, slightly twisted, moderately
wavy and slightly tiny on top. Its petioles are
intensely red on both sides. Pale purple flowers bloom
from late July into August on scapes 18 to 24 inches
tall followed by viable seeds.
The registration materials state: "...Bright yellow
in spring becoming light to medium green later, with
saturated red coloration one quarter into the leaf blade
both front and back. Scapes match the petioles...turns
light to medium green."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.