This large size (27 inches high) plant, according to
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "...is one of the best gold-leaved
hostas." It was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in
1978 and is a result of the cross between H. 'White Vision' × H. 'Golden Prayers'."
The foliage is heavily corrugated, has thick substance and is
cupped. Very pale lavender to near white flowers bloom in late June
to early July.
It is NOT susceptible to spring desiccation burn like some similar
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Despite being one of the oldest gold-leaved hosta
cultivars, 'City Lights' still ranks highly for color, substance,
and overall appearance. The shape of its flowers is more
that of other H. 'Sieboldiana'-types."