Paul Aden of New York registered this
hybrid cultivar in
1974 although the originator is considered unknown. It is a giant size (32 inches high
by 63 inches wide) plant with pale green
leaves in the spring that changes to chartreuse as the summer
progresses. The leaves are slightly wavy, moderately corrugated
and slightly cupped with good substance. It produces medium
bell-shaped flowers which are fertile and borne on 50 inch tall scapes
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Though 'Gold Regal' was registered thirty-four
years ago, I continue to think of it in the upper echelon of
hosta cultivars. It can be used in many ways in the landscape,
but is most impressive as a specimen plant."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaves will remain chartreuse if grown in the
shade all day. Superb flowers are only one of this hosta's many attributes. An
excellent breeding plant."
Hosta Journal, Vol. 37 No. 2 - 2006, contained an
article in which several
hostaphiles were asked to give a brief list of their
flowers. This plant was included in that list.