Registered by Dr. Doug and Mardy Beilstein of Ohio in
this upright growing cultivar is a giant size (30 inches
high by 48 inches wide) seedling of H. 'Brutus' ×
H. 'Empress Wu'. As the name implies, it is a
golden-yellow hosta with foliage that is moderately
ruffled, slightly corrugated, broadly ovate and slightly
shiny on top. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on
scapes about 29 inches tall followed by viable seeds.
The registration materials state: "...Large gold
hosta covers a large area. Each leaf is large enough to
cover even Oliver Hardy's generous behind. Shady
conditions allow this plant to turn green by fall...Viridescent
when grown in the shade."
name comes from a tradition at The Ohio State University
which involves football players receiving a pin showing
a pair of gold pants whenever the Buckeyes (whose mascot
is Brutus the Buckeye) beat "the team up north".