This classic hosta was introduced by
John Bond of
Savill Gardens in
England and was registered by
Paul Aden in 1988. It is a
giant sized (29 inches high) medio-variegated hosta
which is a sport of Hosta sieboldiana
The bright yellow center of the blue-green
leaves tends to turn white as the summer progresses (albescence).
It is a slow growing plant with heavy substance and white, bell
shaped flowers on 33 inch scapes in late June into July.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "...its stature in the world of hostas has only
increased. A mature specimen has a significant impact on any
garden in which it grows. Its only negative is a slow growth
It has been reported that this
cultivar may be more difficult to grow in hotter parts of the
country i.e. the South. Growers in that region have found that a
mature clump may begin to decline for no apparent reason.
has appeared several times in the Popularity Poll by members of The American Hosta Society.