A sport of H. 'Shiny
Penny', this cultivar was registered by
in 2002. This miniature size (5 inches high by 19 inches wide) plant has twisted,
slightly rippled, slightly wavy, shiny foliage. The
leaves are golden yellow with a very narrow light
green marginal variegation. Pale purple
flowers bloom in July. It sets seeds.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "The addition of a green margin to the already
attractive gold foliage of 'Shiny Penny' makes this an excellent
choice as a specimen plant for the shaded rock garden or
The Book of Little Hostas
(2010) says: "Looks lovely in the woodland
garden with early emerging spring companion plants.
Also good in a raised bed where it will stand out
against dark mulch."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Increases rapidly. Excellent on a raised bed and
at the front of a border or in a gravel garden but
also ideal for sinks and troughs. One of the very
best of the smaller hostas...The contrasting dark
green margins appear to have been painted onto the
leaf. Some residual chartreuse coloring remains at
the base of the leaf blade."