Registered in 1991 by
Peter Ruh of Ohio and
Wm Zumbar of Ohio, this cultivar is a cross between H. 'Hirao
Majesty' × H. 'Hirao
Supreme'. This large size (22 inches high), somewhat unruly
hosta has slightly wavy and
corrugated foliage with thick substance. It produces pale lavender flowers from mid-July into August
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This spreading mound of gold foliage makes a
statement in any shaded landscape. It was named for a Japanese
woman who visited Peter Ruh's collection many years ago."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in light shade to retain the brilliant
golden-yellow leaf color. Slow to moderate growth rate. Good as a
specimen...Some leaves exhibit pleating toward the tip when mature if there is
enough moisture available."
Similar hostas include
H. 'Alice Gladden' and H. 'Solar