This hybrid of
H. 'Kabitan' was
registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of the originator,
Eric Smith of England in 1997. It forms a medium size (18 inches high by 41 inches
wide) mound of foliage which is bright
yellow in spring and turns to light green in late summer. The
leaves are narrowly ovate, have wavy margins with smooth
texture. Pale lavender flowers bloom in late August followed by
viable seeds. This
cultivar is part of the "Hadspen
Series" of hostas.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...among the hostas with the brightest
golden-yellow leaves early in summer. Keeps its color best in high, filtered
shade. Slow to establish."
is a plant found in salt marshes near the sea. It is eaten as a vegetable dish