This seedling of H. 'Wogon Gold' was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1976. It forms a small size (10 inches high
by 25 inches wide) mound of leaves
that are shiny on both the top and bottom. Pale purple flowers
open in August followed by viable seeds.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "It is of
sieboldii origin, probably being a descendant of 'Kabitan' or 'Subcrocea'."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says "The narrow, neatly rippled, gold foliage of
'Chartreuse Wiggles' makes it one of the most familiar of all
hosta cultivars. It has been used as a specimen, edger, and low
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Origin:
'Ogon Koba' hybrid.. .Protect from bright sunlight and strong
winds. Creates a restless, sinuous effect whtn
planted as a foreground specimen or edger
accompanying larger hostas, either echoing almost
linear leaves or contrasting round or heart-shaped
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term koba as small leaf,
'Koba Gibōshi' or
H. sieboldii and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.