This is part of the
PeeDee Series of
plants developed by
Syre-Herz of South Carolina. This cultivar was registered in 1987 as an
open-pollinated seedling of
H. ventricosa. It forms a medium size (18 inches high)
mound of medium to dark green foliage and has bright purple
flowers in July. It does not form seed pods.
Hosta Journal, Vol. 37 No. 2 - 2006, in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...a repeat
Similar cultivars include H. 'Lakeside Black Satin', H. 'Lakeside Emerald Lights', H. 'Kiwi
Black Magic' and H. 'Rosedale Barnie'.