This classic hosta was
in 1976. She found it in a group of
Hyacinthina' seedlings. It has yellow medial (center) variegation with a green margin. It
is a large sized (22 inches high) plant with lavender, funnel shaped flowers on 42
inch scapes in mid-July to August. This is a 'Fortunei' type
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "Based on sports alone, 'Gold Standard' could be
thought of as the most significant hosta cultivar ever
produced...its outstanding growth rate, seasonal color changes,
and symmetrical mound habit make it an excellent subject for
just about any situation. It also has great durability and good
tolerance...Still, no hosta collection is complete without
this cultivar. Unfortunately, many plants of 'Gold Standard'
being mass-marketed are now infected with
Hosta Virus X...Destroy
any infected plant material."