Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2003, this cultivar is a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Golden Tiara'.
The plant grows into a small size hosta about 9 inches in height with a spread of
inches. Its pale purple flowers are borne in mid-July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...we thought it to be a
reversed form of 'Golden Tiara'.
That would have made it very close to 'Emerald Tiara', but it is
not. Instead, the foliage colors lighten considerably, making it
less vigorous than 'Emerald Tiara' and smaller at maturity."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) quotes
"Although H. 'Stolen Kiss' was introduced as a sport of H. 'Cheatin Heart', it
is actually a sport from the Tiara Group...probably H. 'Emerald Scepter'...When
we compared it to the Tiara Group plants that were in flower here, the flowering
habit was identical, as were the growth and form. I talked to
Jim Anderson, who
acknowledged that 'anything is possible'."