This cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by
David Stone of Connecticut and later registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio on his behalf in 1987. It is a
small size plant with light green foliage with yellow to white
marginal variegation. Purple flowers bloom in August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Unfortunately, Peter Ruh reported to me in 2002 that the
original (and only) specimen of 'Jo Jo' died'.
cultivar was named for
Pauline Banyai's granddaughter.
Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David
Stone Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that started with
cultivar was called DSM #17 and was described as "Medium-small, leaves
light-green with yellow-white border, glossy on back, lanced-shaped, flowers