This is part of the
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.
Similar cultivars include H. 'Lakeside Black Satin', H. 'Lakeside Emerald Lights', H. 'Kiwi
Black Magic' and H. 'Rosedale Barnie'.
is a miniature H. ventricosa. Reblooms. Much smaller than H.
'Little Blue' and with a leaf shape very much like that of H. ventricosa."
Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article
about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...a repeat