Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by Uniquely
Hostas of Wisconsin) registered this sport
of H. 'Achy Breaky Heart' in 1999. An
upright growing, small size plant, it grows to
one foot in height and a width of 14 inches. The leaves have an
ovate shape, smooth texture and are of average substance. Medium
purple flowers bloom in July followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in good light to moderate shade in a
container, gravel, or rock garden leaving plenty of space to emphasize the
upright habit of the leaves. Slow to moderate growth rate."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Thumbelina'.