cross of H. 'Reiko' × H. 'Amy Aden', this small size cultivar
was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1987. It grows into a small size hosta about 8
inches high and 18 inches wide. The leaves are slightly rippled
and mildly corrugated. Its medium purple flowers bloom in July
on 12 inch tall scapes followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...ranks as one of the best
small-size, white-centered cultivars ever introduced...has a
good growth rate, and produces flowers in neat proportion to the
mound...a plant reputed to be a larger version of 'Sitting
Pretty' has been dubbed 'Standing Pretty'..."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Demands morning sun and good drainage. Ideal for the
larger trough and raised bed."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in some morning sun in cooler climates to
intensify the leaf color."