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HostaFat Cat

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Dick & Jane Ward 1996

Origin'Sagae' seedling

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width75x150 cm (30x59 in.)

Leaf length x width32x28 cm (13x11 in.)

Vein pairs15

Leaf colorgolden yellow

Variegation 

Leafthick, very corrugated

Petiole 

Scapelight green

Scape height110 cm (43 in.)

Flowernear white,tubular

Flower length4.5 cm (1.8 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJune - July

Fertileyes

Podlight green

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoEunice Fisher Distinguished Merit Award winner 2010.
A new attractive giant, gold leaved Hosta that is sure to please!
Leaf size is about 15" long x 15" wide.
Requires morning sun!
It was the top leaf in the Columbus Central Ohio Hosta Society leaf show in 2004. Near white flowers.
Acts like a brighter, smaller version of 'Sum and Substance' with more heavily corrugated.
It may be hard to believe, but this well-heeled hosta is a seedling of 'Sagae'. (The flowers scapes give it away.) It grows a bit like 'Sum and Substance' but won't get quite that big, getting (only) 4-5' wide. The color is a brighter gold as well.
When Dick Ward received the Eunice Fisher Distinguished Hybridizer Award in 2010, he selected this hosta as his hosta of merit.

Sports'Cat in the Hat' sport/yg
'Heartbreaker' sport/yg

Progeny'Caravan' seedling
'Molly Morris' seedling
'Stardust Memories' seedling
'Tropic Thunder' seedling
'Yukon Gold' seedling