1) In an article in
Hosta Journal (2001 Vol. 32 No. 1),
former President of The American Hosta Society took on the task of listing the
"Classic Hosta Cultivars" through the year
2003. He decided to divide these into
categories including: Green,
and Yellow Medio-Variegated.
|Finally, on to the yellow-centered
plants that are timeless classics.
Yellow Medio-Margined Hostas
- H. 'Borwick Beauty' and its twin
Glory' make an
impact in the garden., if the characteristic burning of the gold
portions of the leaf can be minimized with good growing culture.
- H. 'Bright Lights' is an
H. 'Tokudama' that grows well and
is a beauty to boot.
- H. 'Emerald Tiara' is another of the ever-popular Tiaras.
- H. 'Gold Standard', the quintessence of gold-centered
- H. 'Guacamole' - AHGA
Hosta of the Year for 2002. What more
needs to be said?
- H. 'Inniswood' has great puckering and good substance.
- H. 'June' - AHGA Hosta of the Year for 2001. Leaf coloration
can be manipulated by intensity of light. Leaf center lightens
in brighter light conditions.
- H. 'Just So' is a small bright cultivar with puckered leaves
and thin green margin.
- H. 'On Stage' is also known as H. 'Choko Nishiki'. By
whatever name, it is a real beauty.
- H. 'Paul's Glory' AHGA
Hosta of the Year for 1999.
Leaves become a beautiful parchment white as summer progresses.
- H. 'September Sun' is one of the early sports of
Moon' that makes an impact in any garden.
- H. 'Spinning Wheel' is a large gold-centered hosta that
doesn't exhibit the browning of the yellow portion of the
- H. 'Spritzer' is very recognizable in the garden.
- H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' and its sibling
Shadows' have beautiful irregular variegation patterns, although
the former has a greener center.
This is quite an extensive list of
distinctive cultivars. Many have been popular either with gardeners,
landscapers and collectors for over 25 years...Their timeless beauty
is why they are still kicking after all these years.