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Golden Tiara Hosta

Hosta x 'Golden Tiara'

An award winning small to medium-sized hosta, perfect for edging borders and garden walkways. Foliage transforms as it ages from green with chartreuse, irregular margins to yellow, then fades to a soft creamy color with chartreuse streaks. Showy scapes of purple flowers appear in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
LoreHosta is the grown up cousin to the plantain weed, which came to America with colonials. It naturalized so easily that Native American's claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 12 to 16 in. tall, 28 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis is a brilliant yellow-variegated Hosta that produces an abundance of lovely purple flowers. Brightens the shadiest corner of small city gardens. Use as scattered relief amidst darker Hosta or other evergreen groundcover. Very lively when planted in ceramic pots with cobalt blue glazes or patterns.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsLigularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Fern (Asplenium); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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