Registered in 1982 by
Larry Englerth of Michigan,
this is an
open-pollinated seedling of H. 'Aoki'. The medium
size (14 inches high by 30 inches wide) plant has twisted, corrugated leaves with medium lavender
flowers from late July into August.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Very
prone to pest damage but well worth the trouble to keep the attractive leaves
intact. Lovely in a round or oval, antique stone bowl...The leaf margin is
seersuckered, growing at a different rate from the lighter center, causing the
blade to twist and distort and the margin to pucker."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Alley
Oop', H. 'Aoki
Variegated', H. 'Little
Caesar' and H. 'Maya'.