This narrow leaf, medium size
(17 inches high) cultivar is the result of a cross of
was discovered in 1954 and was registered in 1986 by
Williams on behalf of the originator, her mother, Frances
Williams of Massachusetts.
The plant has leaves that are
smooth textured and have petioles covered with purplish red
dots. In August, medium purple flowers bloom in profusion on 23
to 30 inch tall scapes. The funnel shaped flowers have recurved
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...appear almost
identical to Hosta lancifolia. The chief differences
occur in its blooming habits. It produces an outstanding show of
purple flowers a few weeks earlier than Hosta lancifolia. I
once counted 62 scapes on a mature specimen."
Similar hostas include H. 'Jingle Bells'. Sports include H. 'Silver Lance'.