This plant of unidentified parentage was developed in the 1940s and
was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1989 on behalf of the originator,
Carl Starker. It forms a large size mound 27 inches high with a spread of
53 inches. The foliage is heavily rippled and is green to dark
green with a gold medial (center) variegation. Its lavender
flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...ranks as one of the oldest American hosta
cultivars...many of its foliage traits indicated it descended
from 'Fortunei Gigantea'."