This plant of unidentified parentage was introduced by
Mildred Seaver of Massachusetts in 1991
and registered by her in 2004. It forms a large size (24 inches high
by 40 inches wide) mound of
moderately wavy, slightly corrugated foliage. The leaves are
broadly ovate, shiny on top and very shiny on the
bottom. From mid-July into August, it
develops pale purple flowers on 31 inch high scapes followed by
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It shows a close affinity to 'Neat
Splash', 'Yellow Splash' and other variegated
H. sieboldii types."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A moderate to rapid increaser. Juvenile leaves can
be streaked before settling down to variegated
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1998 Vol. 29 No. 1) states that "Don
Stevens was a retired school teacher in the Boston area, noted for his
hybridization of daylilies...he thought he would try his hand with hostas.
Needing seeds and knowing of
Mildred Seaver...he purchased the H. 'Neat Splash' seeds from her...After germinating them and growing them on for a while,
he...asked her to grow on the hosta ones. She did. Not long afterward in 1983,
Don Stevens died. Of the H. 'Neat Splash' lot, she selected the best and named
it for him." The original plant was streaked but it soon settled into a
hosta with a yellow marginal variegation.