Hosta

Hosta 'Aspen Gold'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Hosta (Hosta 'Aspen Gold')
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Genus:  Hosta
Perfectly round, puckered, bright-gold leaves have a pattern resembling seersucker fabric. Pale-lavender flowers appear in early summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Plant in groups of three or five for a splash of color in the center of a border.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late summer or early spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails. In containers: vine weevil. Also viruses and foliar nematodes.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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