Dr. Kevin Vaughn of
Massachusetts originated this seedling of H. 'Sum and Substance' × an unnamed hosta and it was registered on his behalf by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. 'Golden Memories' becomes a large size plant (21 inches high by
42 inches wide) with bright gold foliage. The leaves are broadly
ovate to nearly round,
corrugated and have thick substance. It bears near white flowers
in July and sets viable seeds in yellow colored pods.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "As a seedling of 'Sum and Substance' from Kevin Vaughn, no one
should question the value of this plant. 'Golden Memories'
matures as an attractive mound of rich, gold foliage, making it
an ideal specimen plant for the shaded garden."