A medium size (18 inch high by 45 inches wide)
hosta, this cultivar is a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Birchwood Parky's Gold' which was registered by
Peter and Jean Ruh of Ohio in 2002. The leaves are broadly ovate, slightly
wavy and of smooth texture. Its lavender flowers bloom in July.
The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "...a specimen plant,
especially when paired with 'Parky's Prize', the green-centered
sport of 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, a rapid increaser. Easy to grow...wide
green margin makes a dramatic contrast to the bright
leaf center, the colors intensifying as the season
progresses. Scapes have attractively variegated leaf
bracts near the raceme."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Goldrush' and H. 'Parky's Perfection'.
Prize' is the reverse form of this plant.