This seedling of
H. sieboldii 'Subcrocea'emerges bright yellow in the spring and then turns to a light
green as the season progresses. The medium size (11
inches high by 20 inches wide) mound bears purple flowers in July. With its thin
texture, this one is, unfortunately, attractive to
slugs. It was registered
Russ O'Harra of Iowa in 1991.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Its compact habit, rapid growth rate, bright
foliage color, and attractive flowers make 'Feather Boa' an
outstanding choice for ground cover or edging purposes."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in good light all day or morning sun to
maintain the leaf color. Increases rapidly."
The Book of Little Hostas by
Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Too much sun quickly turns this variety green, but
it is an excellent plant for borders and as a groundcover. Bears
attractive red seed pods."