sport of H. 'Gold Standard' was
Pauline Banyaii in 1977. It forms a large size (20 inches high
by 50 inches wide) plant with leaf color that change during the season. The
foliage is slightly corrugated, generally flat and of average
substance. It bears pale lavender flowers from late July into August but does not form seed pods. This is a 'Fortunei' type
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has all of the
positive traits of 'Gold Standard' (rapid growth rate, dense
mound habit, season-long interest, etc.) but with a white,
instead of green, margin."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "A rapid increaser. A classic hosta, one of the
first with a yellow leaf center and a white margin but grown less often now."