This cultivar was registered as a
H. 'Sieboldiana' by
Paul Aden of New York in 1978. It grows
to about 16 inches in height with a spread of around 46 inches.
The dark green foliage has yellow to creamy white medial
(center) variegation and is slightly corrugated, slightly wavy
with average substance. Lavender flowers bloom in July followed
by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...has never quite lived up to the promise it showed back in
the mid-1980s...its poor growth rate, both in nursery containers
and in the ground, doomed it to second-class status in the
and Eleanor Lachman used it to produce four
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Origin:
Sport of H. 'Splish Splash'...Slow to
increase in all climates...Divide regularly to maintain the best balance between
the margin and central variegation. Although a challenge to gardeners, it is a
much-used breeding plant...Several forms have wider margins and more vigor."
A Photo Essay article by Steve Chamberlain in
Hostta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 1) makes comments about
H. 'Brave Amherst', "William and Eleanor Lachman registered this cross of
'Christmas Tree' and 'Reversed' in 1993.. In maturity, it makes a large clump
with impressive blue leaves that show a golden yellow margin of variable width."