registered this sport of H. 'Whirlwind'
in 1991. It forms a medium size (18 inches high) mound that has shiny dark green leaves and lavender flowers from late July into August.
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), it is "...one of the best dk green hostas; greatly
The Hostapedia by
(2009) says, "Consider using it as a foil
to 'Whirlwind' and its many variegated sports."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Joseph',
H. 'Invincible', H.
'Lakeside Black Satin' and H. 'Rosedale Spoons'.
Sports include H. 'Trade Wind'.