Hosta Hosta 'Aspen Gold' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hosta (Hosta 'Aspen Gold') HOSS-tah 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 Greenery 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 Hosta 'Aspen Gold'View the discussion thread.