Registered and originated by
Kovalcsik of Michigan in
this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Red
It is a large size plant about 21 inches high by 40
inches wide with medium green colored foliage. The flat
leaves are slightly shiny on top, slightly rippled,
deeply veined and ovate in shape with a cordate base.
Its petioles have very dark plum-colored speckles at the
base. The medium violet flowers with "leopard-like"
spots and translucent margins on alternate tepals. On
the inside, the tepals are white with lavender colored
stripes and heavy reddish speckles on all six tepals.
Flowers bloom from late August into September on
reddish-plum colored scapes about 28 to 29 inches tall.
This cultivar bears viable seeds in green pods with
registration materials state: "...Purple-speckled
flowers on dark plum-colored scapes with
raspberry-tinted bracts early. Vase-shaped with plum-red
speckled petioles, good substance, deeply impressed
veins and tips that sometimes twist slightly. One of the
larger red-petioled hostas."
cultivar came from the same cross as H. 'Pebble