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Hosta 'Piedmont Gold' (Hosta)

Hosta 'Piedmont Gold' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hosta 'Piedmont Gold' HOSS-tah Common Name: Hosta 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.
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
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color White 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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