Hosta 'Red Cadet' forms a small mound of 8"-10 tall with a spread  of about 14" at maturity. A deciduous perennial with reddish-purple stems bearing large, narrowly heart-shaped, pointed, veined, blue to grey-green leaves and upright scapes bearing racemes of bell-shaped, pale lavender flowers on 14" scapes, in summer. It is quite a vigorous grower so will be great for mass planting at the front of borders. It emerges in the spring, with gently folded, blue-green foliage lightly waved and develops slight puckering with maturity. The white backed foliage is held on intense, red, spotted petioles. Excellent slug resistance and good sun tolerance.

Hosta Red Cadet