This heavily mottled, cream
margined hosta was registered by
Paul Aden of New York in 1978. It is a hybrid of H. 'Flamboyant' × H. 'High Fat Cream'.
This medium size (16 inches high) mound has slightly corrugated
foliage and bears pale lavender flowers on short
scapes in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...at one time, 'Jambeliah' had
heavily variegated foliage. Most specimens now, however, are
green-centered with a creamy yellow margin that often streaks
into the leaf center."
"There are several spellings for the Paul
Aden registration of H. ‘Jambleliah’. I queried former registrar David
Stevenson who responded that this question comes up every few years. At one
point, he queried Paul Aden, who indicated that the non-standard spelling
‘Jambleliah’ was intended. It is registered with that spelling in the 1978
list of registrations. The "corrected" spelling in the Silver Book as H.
‘Jambalaya’ is not acceptable, and should not
be used. Dave used the original established and registered spelling
‘Jambleliah’ in indexes and other publications. I will continue the same