cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated in
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002
with new data in
2018. It forms a
medium size mound about 12
inches high with a spread of around 22 inches. The lanceolate foliage is
green to yellow gold in color and is slightly rippled,
slightly folded, moderately wavy and moderately flat with a
reddish colored base to the petioles. It has thin substance.
Lavender-purple, striped flowers bloom on scapes 28 to
30 inches tall from July into August followed by viable seeds.
The pods are light green striped and reddish purple.
The registration materials state: "...fast multiplier;
clear yellow-gold greenish cast..."
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...also been known as 'Gold Tsushima' and 'Golden
Tsushimensis', but those should only be considered common
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Still
rare in cultivation."
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.
This cultivar was originally registered as a seedling of
H. tsushimensis but was
changed to Parentage Unknown in 2018.