Ron Simmering of Iowa registered this
sport of H. 'Gold Edger' in 2000. Its small size (8 inches high
by 15 inches wide) mound features
foliage that begins with a white center in the spring that turns
green by late summer. The leaf margin is heavily rippled. Bright
purple flowers open in August on ivory colored scapes that have
purple dots on variegated leafy bracts.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It should be noted that the originator feels this
sported from 'Gold Edger'. Respectfully, I disagree based on its
bright purple flowers in August (versus lavender in July for
'Gold Edger'), very narrow blade shape, and general overall
appearance. I'm reasonably sure that this has a
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Even in poor light, the light green leaves darken as
the season progresses. The upright habit makes it an excellent plant for the
back of a mixed collection in a large trough."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Produces exceptionally good flowers...Although the
petiole is decumbent with the leaf blade, the variegation is
barely visible. The attractive variegation is at its best early
in the season, fading later to several shades of muted green."
Similar hostas include H. 'Xerxes'. Sports of this
cultivar include H. 'X-rated'.