R.H. Benedict/Solberg Medium This beautiful green selection from Hosta longipes hypoglauca features shiny dark green wedge-shaped leaves displayed on red stems. The red coloration evident on both sides of the leaf petiole. Wonderful light purple flowers add color to the autumn landscape and are carried on red stems. The story goes, Dr. Benedict was going to toss this plant as not beautiful and Bob rescued the plant from the trash heap, because Bob thought it was beautiful. Which it is.