The result of a cross of
H. ventricosa x
H. plantaginea, this cultivar was
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and registered by
Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio in 2006. The heavily rippled foliage forms a mound
about 21 inches high and 50 inches wide. Its leaves are narrowly
ovate with good substance. Fragrant, medium purple flowers bloom
Similar cultivars include H. 'Invincible'.
In an article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Weak"
fragrance compared to other hostas.