Don Dean of Minnesota
this cultivar is a medium size (11 inches high by 23
inches wide) seedling of [(H. laevigata × ((H.
'Liberty Bell' × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' ×
× (H. 'Liberty Bell' ×
H. 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake']. The yellow leaves are
ovate, heavily corrugated, deeply wavy, moderately
folded, slightly twisted and dull on top. Medium
lavender flowers with slightly darker lavender centers
bloom from mid-August into September on scapes around 30
inches tall. It sets viable seeds in rosy-red pods.
registration materials state: "...Flared mound of bright yellow
leaves early, slowly fading to
light greenish-yellow late in
the season. Saturated rosy-red
petiole coloration extends into
the leaf blade, and the same
rosy-red scape contrasts well
with the flowers...Bright yellow fades to
greenish-yellow late in the
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.