Hans Hansen and
Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 1999, this is
a sport of H. 'Sum and
It was granted a U.S. patent in 1999. This giant size (over 30 inches high) plant has a wide margin
of gold color that changes to chartreuse as the summer
progresses. It bears lavender flowers from late July into August
on long, four foot tall scapes.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The margin is much wider than
that of 'Lady Isobel
Barnett' and 'Sum It Up', but about the same as 'Sum
of All' and a few others."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
Line', H. 'Sum of