The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Arthur Wrede considers this his
best introduction and that is saying a lot. He has led the
charge among hosta hybridizers in the development of
purple and red-petioled cultivars...other Arthur Wrede
originations with richly colored petioles include 'Almost',
'Designer Genes', 'Miss Grace', 'Miss Ruby', 'Miss Susie', 'Mr
Blue', 'Smokey', and 'The Perfect Storm'."
H. 'Miss Linda Smith' is a
cultivar of unidentified parentage that was registered in 2006. The
medium size mound has slightly wavy, ovate shaped leaves with
average substance. It has deep purple petioles and light purple
flowers in late July.