sport of H. 'Gold Standard', this cultivar was registered by
Kirk Brill of Iowa in 1999. Its broadly ovate leaves grow
into a large size hosta about 23 inches in height and
around 42 inches in width. Pale lavender blooms appear from mid-July
This is a 'Fortunei' type
hosta. It does not form seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...differs from 'Gold
in having a much wider dark green margin."
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...certainly brought something new to the hosta world and
differed significantly from 'Striptease',...can be effective as
a specimen and in small groups..."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, a fairly rapid increaser. Requires
regular division of the clump to keep the most pleasing
proportion between the leaf blade and margin...Differs from its
parent in having thicker leaves and a narrower central
variegation, and in holding its color better."