Hosta

Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hosta (Hosta 'Piedmont Gold')
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Genus:  Hosta
A robust, clump-forming perennial, 'Piedmont Gold' has prominently veined, wavy-margined, bright-gold leaves 10 inches long by 7 inches wide. It reaches an average height of 18 to 25 inches tall and 40 inches wide. White flowers on 26-inch stems appear in midsummer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Great for the middle to edge of the border. Combines well with ferns, astilbes, heucheras, pulmonarias, epimediums, primroses, daylilies, and bulbs.
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, snails, viruses, foliar nematodes. In containers, watch for vine weevil.

Overview

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

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