outstanding large size (20 inches high by 50 inches wide) hosta was registered by
Rick and Criss Thompson of Virginia in 1991. It is a sport of the classic, H. 'Gold Standard'.
This fast growing cultivar forms a mound of slightly wavy, smooth textured foliage
of average substance. It bears pale lavender flowers from mid-July into August
followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has been very
popular among landscapers, gardeners, and collectors alike. Its
notably thicker foliage and much wider green margin are the main
differences from its mother plant, 'Gold Standard'...displays a
narrow band of white between the leaf center and margin...an
incredible source of mutations, nearly all through
tissue culture. "
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Careful placement in the garden is essential to
achieve the most pleasing seasonal and light-level
variations in leaf color. Moderate to fast growth
rate...As originally registered, it has only a few
silver-white flecks, but later versions can have the
flecking nearly all around the blade."
has appeared on several of the Popularity Polls by members of The American Hosta Society. It was the
2005 "Hosta of the Year" by the
American Hosta Growers Association.