This is a seedling of H. 'Sharmon' × H. 'Golden
Sunburst' that was introduced in 1974 by
David Stone of Connecticut. It was known as H. 'Stone's Fantasy' before being
registered under this name by
of Connecticut in 1982.
This giant size plant (30 inches high) is green with yellow blotches
and streaks in the spring that turn all green by mid summer. The
foliage is deeply veined, slightly rippled and corrugated. Pale
lavender flowers bloom from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "At first glance, 'Wolcott' appears to be infected
with a virus, but that is not the case. The unusual yellow
splotches mimic the symptoms of
Hosta Virus X in some
respects, but they usually disappear by July 1."
name could be in reference to a town in Connecticut or it could be
about Oliver Wolcott, Governor of CT who lived from 1726 to 1797.