This medium size plant from the
Netherlands is a sport of H. 'Fortunei
Aureomarginata' that was
Gert van Eijk-Bos and
Dirk van Erven in 1997
with new data in
A U.S. patent was granted for this hosta in 1998.
size mound grows to about 20 inches in height and 28 inches in
width. Its dark green foliage has a medium golden-yellow
marginal variegation. The leaves are flat, very shiny on
top and have a glaucous bloom on the bottom. It bears medium lavender flowers
on scapes up to 40 inches tall from late July into
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the most striking green-leaved hostas with
creamy yellow margins to be introduced. Exceptionally thick leaf substance. A
tetraploid having higher fertility that the parent plant."
In an article in
Hosta Journal, (2002 Vol. 33 No. 3),
author Warren I, Pollack says that H.
'Twilight' and H.
are actually the same plant.
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.
'Granada', H. 'Twilight' and
United States Patent: PP14040 (1998)
Abstract: A mutation selection of Hosta ‘Fortunei
Auereomarginata’ with a wide gold margin and heavy