self-pollinated seedling of H. 'Invincible', this cultivar
was originated by
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan before 1991 and registered on his behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It forms a medium size (16 inches high
by 40 inches wide) mound of shiny, dark green
foliage that is heavily corrugated, slightly rippled and shiny
on top. Pale lavender, fragrant flowers bloom in August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...differs from' invincible' by its heart-shaped leaf blade and less rippled
Similar cultivars include H. 'Invincible', H. 'Joseph' and H. 'Second Wind'.
In an article in
Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author
described this plant's flowers as having a "Weak"
fragrance compared to other hostas.