Dr. Dick and Jane Ward of Ohio registered this large size (20 inches high
by 53 inches wide) hosta with medium gold foliage in 2000. It is
a hybrid of H. 'High Noon' × H. 'Noah's Ark'. The foliage his rounded, heavily corrugated
and broadly ovate in shape. Pale lavender flowers bloom from
late June into July.
Dick and Jane Ward have named several of their hostas in honor
of close relatives. They let me know that, "H. 'Splendid
Sarah' is named after our daughter, who is the mother of
granddaughters after whom H. 'Kaitlyn'
and H. 'Emma are named.
Delight' is named after a daughter-in-law, and she is the
mother of Alison, of H.'
Alison'. H. 'Magnificent
Michelle' is named after a daughter-in-law."