Named for his wife, this
Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio hosta is of unidentified parentage and was registered in 1998. The
mound grows to about 15 inches in height with a width of 34
inches. Its leaves are narrowly ovate, wavy and have smooth
texture. Pale lavender flowers bloom atop dotted, reddish purple scapes in July
followed by viable seeds.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Very sensitive to light levels...A very colorful
hosta variegated in several shades of green, the colors deepening as the season
progresses...Shallow, even ripples along the leaf edge."
Similar hostas include H. 'Hot Spur' and
H. ventricosa 'Aureomarculata'.