This cultivar, a seedling of H. 'Kabitan',
developed in the late 1970's, was registered by
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in
1994 on behalf of the originator, Maria Plater-Zyberk of Delaware. It forms a medium size mound about one foot tall and 3 feet wide of
elliptic-shaped foliage with reddish petioles. Pale lavender
flowers bloom in late July. The foliage starts the season light
green and becomes more yellow as the season progresses.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "...becomes a very dense mound of
gold leaves that are much wider than its known parent, 'Kabitan'."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A colorful hosta with brown petioles, red scapes,
and purple flowers that make a great contrast with the intensely
Similar cultivars include H. 'Kerplunk'.