MyHostas - the site for the Hostaholic

HostaOn Stage


Originator(s)Asami/Paul Aden 1986

Originmontana sport


Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width35x60 cm (14x24 in.)

Leaf length x width25x15 cm (10x6 in.)

Vein pairs8

Leaf colorwhite,narrow green edge





Scape height60 cm (24 in.)


Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August





Info=montana 'On Stage'.
='Choko Nishiki' - Japan.
14" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Yellow primary leaf color with a two tone green margin streaking to the center. Leaves 8 x 5. Purple flowers.
A large montana hybrid with yellow leaf, irregular green margins.
This is one of the most talked about hostas in any garden. The pointed, deeply veined leaves are green with a multi-tone gold center. It emerges very late in spring with a bright gold center that changes later to white, then to a light/dark green contrast late in the season. When planted in morning sun, it holds its color better through the summer. The 3' wide clumps are topped with light lavender flowers in early summer on 48" scapes.
Yellow leaves with irregular green margins, a rapid grower; lavender flowers.
The reversed form of montana 'Aureo-marginata'. Leaves are yellow with irregular two-tone green margins. One of the most beautiful new Hostas we have seen and certainly one of our favorites. Lavender flowers.

Sports'Hollywood Lights' sport/yg
'Mount Olympus' sport/
'Palatina On Stage' sport/yy
'Paradise Backstage' sport/gy
'Top of Mount Fuji' sport/gg
'White On' sport/gw

Progeny'Amos' = 'August Moon' x PP
'Back Stage' seedling
'Elvis on Stage' = 'Elvis Lives' x PP
'High Fidelity' seedling
'Leo' hybrid
'Maid in the Shade' seedling
'Millennium Magic' seedling
'Sneak Preview' seedling