A sport of
H. ventricosa, this
cultivar was registered by
Bruce Banyai of Delaware in 1999. It is a gold
colored, large size plant about 24 inches high with a spread of
24 inches. Bell-shaped, medium purple flowers bloom in July.
In terms of propagation of this
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) continues on page 495, "One unusual characteristic of
is the formation of asexual (apomictic) seedlings.
The flowers need to be fertilized for seed formation to occur,
but instead of just developing a single, sexually produced
embryo like all other hostas, multiple embryos, asexual in
nature, develop out of endosperm tissue in the seed..."
"...The asexual seedlings are
genetically identical to the mother plant, meaning that H. ventricosa can be clonally propagated by seed with the caveat
that an occasional seedling (from the sexually produced embryo)
will be different."