Florence Shaw of Massachusetts and registered
Paul Aden of New York in 1978, this
cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Flamboyant' × H. 'High Fat Cream' which has green leaves that are streaked in chartreuse, yellow
and white. It is a medium size (18 inches high by 20 inches wide) hosta with funnel shaped,
flowers on a 22 inch scape followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "As a breeding plant, 'Fascination' ranks as one of
the most important cultivars of the last thirty years. Paul
Aden, Dr. Ed Elslager of Michigan,
Mary Chastain of Tennessee, and others have used it as a pod or pollen
parent in developing new variegated varieties."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly but is difficult to maintain in
its truly streaked form, the plant usually reverting
to a marginal variegation if it is not frequently
divided. A good breeding plant producing many