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Hosta 'Aspen Gold' (Hosta)

Hosta 'Aspen Gold' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hosta 'Aspen Gold' HOSS-tah Common Name: Hosta 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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