'Yellow Splash'

This hybrid a hybrid of H. 'Aden No. 270' × H. 'Aden No. 275' from Paul Aden of New York and it was registered by him in 1976. It forms a medium size (18 inches high) mound of heavily streaked foliage. It has slightly wavy, smooth textured leaves that are very shiny underneath. Bright purple flowers are borne from late July into mid-August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has a significant place in hosta history, both as a garden plant and in breeding programs...It has a tendency to sport, so off type shoots need to be culled frequently...It was one of the first streaked plants used by hybridizers in the 1970s to produce variegated seedlings."

An article  by C.H. Falstad about the stability of colors in hosta leaves in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) says, "The least stable hostas tend to be those with streaked leaves...In September, 1982 I found the first streaked forms of 'Krossa Regal'...Today, more than 20 years later, most of those clumps remain predominately streaked...In comparison, I once owned a plant of 'Yellow Splash'...Within a year or two, it turned entirely into 'Yellow Splash Rim'..."


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