This large size (24 inches high by 44 inches wide), heavily rippled
cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Piedmont
Gold' that was introduced by
Rick Sawyer of Maine but is not
registered. The leaves are thick in substance and slightly
corrugated. Near white flowers appear from mid-June into July
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has gained the
reputation as being an outstanding gold-leaved piecrust hosta.
I'm not sure if it can compete with 'Choo
Choo Train' as the "best" in this select
group, but it certainly comes close."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in good light or dappled shade in the
morning, then full shade...The gracefully rippled edge is unusual on a hosta
with golden-yellow leaves of this size."
An article by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in
Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "Examples of
this backward mutations - which move the plant closer to its more natural state
of all-green leaves - are the yellow-leaved 'Vanilla Cream'...sporting to 'Wylde Green Cream'...which has a dark green margin and yellow center, and to 'Ice
Cream'...which has a green center and yellow margin...Some yellow-leaved
varieties seem to be able to mutate to forms with subtle variegation. H.
'Lakeside Symphony'...which comes from 'Piedmont Gold'...is an example, as is
the more recent green-margined 'Corn Belt'...which comes from 'Jimmy Crack