upright growing, medium size (17 inches high by 43 inches wide) cultivar
is a form of
longipes var latifolia from
an unidentified originator in
Japan which was registered by
Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009
with new data in
leaves start the season golden yellow but change to a
medium green color as the season progresses. They are
slightly puckered, slightly rippled, have a curved tip
and thick substance with deep veins. The petioles are
purplish red. Medium purple flowers bloom in September
on scapes 33 inches tall.
The registration materials state: "...emerges golden
yellow, then chartreuse early, then light to medium
green most of the growing season..."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term iwa as rock, Iwa Gibōshi or
H. longipes and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.