Registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010, this
slow growing cultivar is a port of H. 'Rich Uncle'.
It is a large size hosta about 18 inches high by 40
inches wide with golden yellow foliage that has a medium
green marginal variegation. The leaves are moderately
corrugated, broadly ovate, moderately wavy and dull on
top. Tubular flowers bloom from June into July on scapes
up to 30 inches tall.
According to the registration materials: "...round, gold centered, green margined leaves
in a medium large sized mound...center chartreuse in spring..."
An article about hosta names from
Mark Zilis by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 1) states that, "I
started using Zulu names for a few hostas after the 2010 [soccer] World Cup...Jabulani,
which means 'rejoice,' amd Vuvuzela was the name of the horn blown by
fans during the World Cup...Uju is a palindrome, a word that reads the
same forward and backward. Mark's first choice was another Zulu word with
several u vowels in it, but there's some controversy over its English