is one of those cases where there are two hostas
with the same name. One is registered and,
therefore, the "official" version of H. 'American
Gothic' while the other is a non-registered plant and
need to be renamed to avoid further confusion.
However, in an article of The Online Hosta Journal (Vol
41 2010), Mark Zilis states that the registered
plant was "...lost and no longer exists. I'll be
submitting an amended registration."
Note: A check of the
registration website in January, 2019 indicates that
no such change has been made to the original