A seedling of H. 'Frances Williams' and a sibling to H. 'Midwest Gold', this
cultivar was registered by
Violet Cooley of Arkansas in 1969. It grows into a large size
18 inches high with a spread of 43 inches. The foliage is bright
gold colored, cupped and have thick substance. This cultivar
suffers slight to moderate spring desiccation which is notable
on this type of hosta. Near white flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...one of the first cultivars registered with
The American Hosta Society and can still be found in many
gardens...Unfortunately, gold areas of the foliage sometime burn
in the spring, and for that reason, I do not recommend using it
in a hybridizing program."
is smaller than the typical clones in the H. sieboldiana Aureomarginata
group. An all-green sport also exists."