Tompkins of Oregon
registered this cultivar in 1984 as a cross of two unnamed
seedlings but thought to have
in the background.
This large size plant has heavily corrugated foliage and near white
flowers from mid-July into August. It has pie crusted shaped
green foliage that develop a yellow "splotched" pattern later in
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "The unusually splotched foliage makes it either one
of the most beautiful hostas ever developed or something that
induces itching. This characteristic is not caused by a
virus, but is a genetic trait that can be passed on to seedlings."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly...The variegation, which is
random and unstable, fades during the summer."
has unstable variegation and all-green leaves often appear. No
two leaves alike, variegation whitish green on bluish green,
blotches, patches, streaks, very irregular."
was probably named for Chet's mother, Cynthia Tompkins, who was
one of the early hosta hybridizers.