This cultivar from
H. venusta in its
background and it was introduced by
Dan Heims of Terra Nova
Nurseries in Oregon. It is a miniature
size plant with green foliage that has a yellow medial (center)
variegation. The yellow changes to a creamy white color later in
the season. Pale purple flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...best used in a trough or small, shallow container."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Early examples of this variety were difficult to
grow, but a more robust strain seems to have been established.
An excellent plant for the trough and tray that will need time
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Until a root
system is well established, keep in a pot and do not
divide...growth rate will always be much slower than that of a
green-leaved H. venusta...A two-tone effect in the central
variegation at midsummer between the first flush of leaves that
then assumes a yellow variegation; the new leaves emerge with
called H. 'Cat's Eyes'.
answer to a question about growing smaller hostas that appeared in
Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2),
Chuck & Sue Anderson
of Mason Hollow Nursery in New Hampshire made the following comment, "H. 'Cat's
Eye' is so small that it gets lost in the garden. Plant it in a crevice between
rocks with well-drained gravelly soil or in a planter."