A sport of H. 'Gold Standard' this cultivar was registered by
Bob Keller of Illinois in 1992. The plant
forms a large size mound about 18 inches high by 40 inches wide at
maturity. Its leaves are slightly dimpled, slightly cupped and
heart shaped. Pale lavender flowers bloom in mid-July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The specimen...growing at the
Dubuque Arboretum and
Botanical Garden makes a stunning specimen. I've seen hundreds
of 'Gold Standard' sports, and this may be the best of all."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the best of the many medio-variegated sports
from H. 'Gold Standard'...Conspicuous netted veining is visible in the
variegated portion of the leaf."