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Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'

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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 CharacteristicsGreat for the middle to edge of the border. Combines well with ferns, astilbes, heucheras, pulmonarias, epimediums, primroses, daylilies, and bulbs.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.

PropagationDivide plants in late summer or early spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, viruses, foliar nematodes. In containers, watch for vine weevil.

  • Genus : Hosta
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Flower Color : White
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