Hosta Lakeside Storm Watch forms a small mound of 8"-10" tall and up to 15" spread at maturity. It has lovely shiny dark green leaves, with upright facing, slightly rippled, leaves. New growth habit in the dark series, heavy substance, shiny and vigorous. Rich, shiny, dark green introduction from Mary Chastain. An eyecatching seedling of ‘Lakeside Black Mama’ Produces dark purple flowers on long scapes of up to 26" tall, in summer. Leaves of heavy substance allows this variety to be slug resistant, and is thought to be also sun tolerant.