Tony Avent of
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina
in 1995, this cultivar is a cross between H. 'Hirao Elite' × H. 'August Moon'. It forms a
large size (19 inches high x 42 inches wide) mound that has
ruffled, medium gold foliage. The leaves are oblong-ovate with
deep veins, average substance and an unruly growth habit. Medium
purple flowers bloom in July on scapes about 22 inches high.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Over the years, I've come to
admire 'Squash Casserole' as I've seen it in many gardens...has
good durability during the growing season, often looking as good
in September as it did in June."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...the leaves of this cultivar remain a muted
color even when exposed to sunlight."