This cultivar is a cross between
H. 'Royal Standard' × H. 'Galaxy' that was registered by
of Virginia in 1996. It is a large size (24 inches high and 18 inches wide) plant and has leaves that emerge
with a bluish cast before turning golden yellow later in the
summer. Non-fragrant, white flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has proven to be sun-tolerant,
probably inheriting this trait from 'Royal Standard'. It also
has the distinction of being the only registered cultivar with
the nearly sterile 'Royal Standard' as its pod parent."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Its sun tolerance even in warmer climates, and its
heavy leaf substance more than compensate for the
less-than-spectacular leaf color. Very slow growth
A Photo Essay article by Steve Chamberlain in
Hostta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 1) makes comments about
H. 'Dee's Golden Jewel', "Kevin Walek registered this cross of 'Royal Standard'
and 'Galaxy' in 1996. In maturity, it has turned out to be a very large plant
with a very congested habit. This hosta is an outstanding blue early in the
season, but the leaves turn yellow later, even if there is only brief sun
exposure each day. New leaves emerge blue, giving an unusual two-toned
appearance to a vigorous clump."