This is another of those hostas
that has had several different names over the decades. It was
registered as 'Subcrocea' by
The American Hosta Society in 1987.
It is supposed to form a medium
size (14 inches high) mound of wavy, golden foliage but, according to
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The color varies according to the amount of light
that it receives. I have seen it almost white-gold in sunny
areas and chartreuse when grown in deep shade." This
cultivar bears pale purple flowers in August.
Zilis also states, "It has been a
fairly popular plant for hybridizing, but nearly all of the
seedlings share its one negative: poor foliar substance. Extra
protection from slugs and dry conditions is an absolute
necessity...No collection would be complete
without this plant. As I observe hostas, I often use 'Subcrocea'
as a standard for comparison purposes."