Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery of Ohio registered this sport of H. 'Gold Standard' in 1987 as part of the
of hostas. It is a
large size (18 inches high) gold/yellow leaf version of
the original cultivar. The leaves are ovate, slightly wavy and
corrugated and it bears pale lavender flowers from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This was the first cultivar in
Richland Series and continues to be the most popular...It doesn't quite have the
vigor of its mother plant, but still makes a great landscape
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaves are late to emerge...Vigorous, a rapid
increaser. Ideal at the edge of light woodland. Suitable for container growing."