of Massachusetts and registered
Paul Aden in 1978, this
cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Flamboyant'
x 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
(2009), "As a breeding plant, 'Fascination' ranks as one of
the most important cultivars of the last thirty years. Paul
Mary Chastain, and others have used it as a pod or pollen
parent in developing new variegated varieties."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (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