This is a seedling of H.
'Riptide' which was registered jointly by
Bob Solberg and
Dr. Jim and Jill Wilkins in 1995. It is a heavily rippled, large
size (22 inches high) plant with light purple petioles. Pale
purple flowers bloom
from late July into August but do not set viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Ghostly, grey-coated leaves, intensely red-dotted
and backed petioles, and thickly glaucous scapes make this an extremely
Similar hostas include