This slow growing sport of H. 'Kaleidochrome' was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2011. It is a small size plant about 8 inches
tall by 17 inches wide which is dark green with a yellow
marginal variegation. The leaves are moderately wavy, ovate and
slightly shiny on the top. Very pale purple, tubular flowers
bloom in July into August.
An article about hosta names from
Mark Zilis by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 1) states that, "I
started using Zulu names for a few hostas after the 2010 [soccer] World Cup...Jabulani,
which means 'rejoice,' amd Vuvuzela was the name of the horn blown by
fans during the World Cup...Uju is a palindrome, a word that reads the
same forward and backward. Mark's first choice was another Zulu word with
several u vowels in it, but there's some controversy over its English
to a Google search, Uju in the Zulu language means the combined
state of laughing and crying. Mask your emotions with laughter!
It is also the name of a band.