This slow growing, large
size (25 inches high by 63 inches wide), gold leaf cultivar of
was originated by
and Frank and Henry Payne of Piedmont Gardens
which registered it in 1982. Its foliage is
oblong ovate shaped, slightly rippled and slightly corrugated.
The plant forms near white flowers from late June into July on
nearly 3 feet long scapes. It sets viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), this cultivar "...ranks as one of
the premier large, gold leaved hosta cultivars...does not
burn that afflicts other golden
Hosta sieboldiana types."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "The color assumes a paler yellow hue in autumn...A
classic hosta, the parent of many sports, and used as both a pod and pollen
parent in hybridizing...Leaves of juvenile plants are smooth, only becoming
ribbed and seersuckered as the plant matures."