cultivar of unidentified parentage is from
formerly known as H. rectifolia 'Ōgon'. It was
of Delaware and registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002
with new data in
2018. This hosta
forms a large size mound about 24 inches in height
and 40 inches wide. The greenish yellow leaves are ovate,
intensely twisted, slightly corrugated, slightly folded, moderately wavy and have a very shiny
underside with a slightly shiny top. Deep purple, striped flowers bloom in August
on very tall scapes up to 65 inches tall followed by viable seeds.
The registration materials state:
"...golden foliage; height of flower scape...obtained from
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term ogon or oogon
as gold or yellow and the term tachi as upright, 'Tachi Giboshi' or
Similar hostas include
H. 'Gosan Gold Sword' and H. 'Gosan Lettuce'.
This cultivar was originally registered as an
H. rectifolia seedling but
that was changed to Parentage Unknown in 2018.