Wm Zumbar of Ohio originated this
cultivar which was a seedling selection of unidentified parentage. Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) registered it on Bill's behalf in 2009. The foliage emerges in the
spring chartreuse in color but changes to medium green as the season progresses. It grows
to a small size about 6 inches
tall with a spread of about 21 inches. The leaves are heart shaped,
ovate and dull on top with average substance. In July, bell-shaped medium
purple flowers bloom on this plant.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The bright purple flowers, which
are neatly proportioned on scapes well above the foliage,
however, are its greatest asset."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Ideal for containers, troughs, and the rockery,
provided space is sufficient to accommodate its vigorous growth."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Origin: Open-pollinated hybrid derived from H. 'Ogon
Koba'...Fast growing...Spoon-cupped tiny leaves that remain
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term koba as small leaf,
'Koba Giboshi' or
H. sieboldii and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.
Similar cultivars include H. 'Lemon Lime'.