• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    2 to 2 1/2 ft. high, 3 ft. wide clumps.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:2 to 2 1/2 ft. high, 3 ft. wide clumps.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis sizable golden Hosta displays green, gold and darker emerald all at the same time. These variations are perfect for massing with only one type of plant. It also has enough height to provide a background for smaller woodland perennials or to fill in between shrubs. Also sufficiently tall to use as a cover along north-facing foundations, edges of terraces, patios and low decks, and to line steps.
    Companion PlantsSet this Hosta in front of Dwarf English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana') and Stoke's Dwarf Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria 'Stoke's Dwarf'). Contrast with the low-growing Compact Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta') and amongst a scattering of hardy Azalea such as Casablanca Improved Azalea (Azalea 'Casablanca Improved') and Rosebud Azalea (Azalea 'Rosebud').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • History & Lore
    This genus was named for Dr. N. T. Host, a contemporary of Austrian Leopold Trattinick. The genus to this day contains about forty mostly native to China and Japan. Most modern hybrids such as this are derived from H. Plantaginea often influenced by H. undulata breeding This is among the first widely grown fragrant flowered hosta variety introduced in 1950.


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