This is a hybrid of an unnamed variegated seedling x H. 'Sum and Substance' was registered by
Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio in 1999. It grows
into a large size hosta about 19 inches high
with a spread of 48 inches. The green leaves have a white medial
(center) variegation. Very pale lavender flowers bloom in July
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The dimensions listed with
American Hosta Society registration...describe a much smaller plant than
what I've seen."
for a plant 9 inches high and 18 inches wide.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A good increaser."
Dick and Jane Ward have named several of their hostas in honor
of close relatives. They let me know that, "H. 'Splendid
Sarah' is named after our daughter, who is the mother of
granddaughters after whom H. 'Kaitlyn'
and H. 'Emma are named. H.
is named after a daughter-in-law, and she is the mother of
Alison, of H.' Alison'.
Michelle' is named after a daughter-in-law."