This cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by
David Stone of Connecticut and registered on his
behalf by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1991. It is a small size plant growing
about 9 inches high with a spread of 25 inches. The leaves start
the season gold in color but change to chartreuse as the season
progresses. Purple flowers bloom in July.
cultivar was named by
Henry and Frank Payne of Piedmont Gardens.
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an
article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David Stone
Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that
DSM. This cultivar was called DSM #8
and was described as "Small, compact, spreading
plant, yellow triangular-shaped leaves, glossy back,
stain-sheen, rippled, turns emerald green as summer
progresses, flowers lavender, named by