This cultivar which is a non-registered hosta from
Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by
Hostas of Wisconsin) is a sport of H. 'Frances Williams'.
It is a large size plant that grows to around 24 inches in height with a spread
of about 64 inches. The blue-green foliage has gold marginal variegation and is
broadly oblong-ovate in shape. Its leaves are moderately corrugated and have
thick substance. Near white flowers are borne from mid-June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "In years when spring desiccation burn proved to be severe on many hostas,
'Newborn' exhibited only a tiny amount of spotting, about 1/20th of what I saw
on 'Frances Williams'."