Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict
of Michigan and registered on his behalf by AHS/G. H.
this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Yellow
Splash'. It is a slow to moderate growing, medium
size hosta about 16 inches high by 30 inches wide. The
moderate yellow green (137C RHS Chart) has a strong
greenish yellow (151B RHS Chart) marginal variegation
which carries down the length of the petioles. Its ovate
leaves have very slight undulations and are slightly
convexly cupped and slightly shiny on top. Pale lavender
flowers with interior lavender stripes that are darker
towards the inner base bloom from mid-July into August
on scapes 12 to 22 inches tall followed by viable seeds.
registration materials state: "...Satiny sheen on
olive green leaves with creamy feathered margins. Nice fountain-like stature.
Named after Percy Stough: a teacher who encouraged Ralph (Herb) and influenced
him greatly...margins turn more creamy white by mid-season...Named for Percy
Stough - a teacher of Herb's. Ref: “Journal Hosta Science” Vol 3, No 2 (2004):
Rare Hosta Cultivars From Renowned Hybridizer Ralph (Herb) Benedict. Part I"
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar has "...a tendency to melt out along
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...well suited to growing in the mid-ground of a
shaded border or in light woodland surrounded by plainer-leaved plants to
accentuate and frame its strikingly variegated foliage. Increases rapidly."