This cultivar was
Paul Aden of New York and registered on his behalf by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010. The originator is considered to be
'Bright Lights' is
registered as a
Aureonebulosa' which grows into a
medium size (19 inches high
by 52 inches wide) hosta with blue-green foliage
that has a medial (center) variegation which starts
the season chartreuse and turns golden yellow later.
The leaves are moderately wavy, heavily corrugated,
broadly ovate and has a glaucous bloom on top. It has a thick
substance, is moderately corrugated and has a slight blue bloom on the leaf underside. The near
white flowers are borne in clusters from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Some collectors have speculated that 'Bright
Lights' is the
reversed sport of 'Tokudama
I've never been able to confirm this."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Clone of H. 'Tokudama
Aureonebulosa'...Leaves emerge blue slowly
assuming the subtle variegation. Very slow to