Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio registered this cultivar in 1999 as a seedling of H. 'Iwa'. The plant grows
into a medium size hosta
about 16 inches high an 30 inches wide with shiny, slightly
rippled, smooth texture leaves that have purplish red petioles.
Its medium purple flowers bloom in September on 18 inch tall
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...bears attractive red petioles
and late-season flowers like many other H. longipes types."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term iwa as rock, Iwa Giboshi or
Similar species or cultivars
include H. longipes hypoglauca and H. 'Strawberry Delight'.