Erect-flared mound, dense garnet red full scape with strong bright magenta at base of flower bracts, leaf held in line with petiole.
This plant was held back primarily due to its importance in breeding. A willing parent when it comes to setting pods and powerful pollen for bringing red into the flower scapes and great vigor. Its heritage is complex with at least four species buried in it and allows you to go in many directions, ['Liberty Bell' x ('Urajiro Hachijo' x pycnophylla)] x 'Mikawa-no-Yuki'] the last is a white backed longipies x kikutti Japanese import. This plant is in the heritage future introductions. Leaves are a medium green with undulating edge, flare upwards and out, and are of heavy substance. A well known hosta enthusiast from Minnesota (on the AHS tour in 2010) that out bids many of us at auctions was stopped in her tracks when she happened to walk past this beauty when at peak bloom, "What’s that!" was all she could say. A 5 year old mound grown in average conditions grows 22" high by 38" wide.