A slow growing, non-registered sport of H. 'Sum and Substance', this cultivar was discovered by
Bob Solberg of North Carolina. It
has many of the same characteristics as its parent plant but
with heavily mottled yellow, chartreuse and green foliage. The
clump is a large size growing to 26 inches in height with a spread of around 56
inches. Its thick leaves are broadly oblong-ovate, deeply lobed at the base and
have a distinct tip. Pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.
Field Guide to Hostas by
Mark Zilis (2014),
"This may be the most distinctive of all 'Sum and Substance' sports...It has
been difficult to accurately produce by
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Divide regularly to retain the streaking. A much
sought-after plant and still a rarity although some gardeners may wonder why.
Slow to moderate increase...Large, randomly streaked leaves will always attract