Perennial herb with thickened roots from a short rhizome. Inflorescence to 1 m, floral bracts green. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, undulate to flat, to 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, leaf stalks long, channelled, winged, spotted below, leaf apex acuminate, base tapering, membranous, undulating, 3-4 vein pairs, dull olive green, shiny below. Flowers bluish-purple, anthers greyish-purple; summer.
Japan and Korea.
Source: (2005). Hostaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Plants to 1 m, leaves rounded, blue, puckered. Flowers white.
Plants to 1 m, leaves grey-green with white margins. Flowers pale lavender.
Plants to 60 cm, leaves green, heart-shaped, with narrow white margins. Flowers lavender.
Leaves undulate with yellow streaks. Flowers mauve.