- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Hostas are known as leafy, easy-to-maintain plants that thrive in shady corners of a yard, and the Gold Standard Hosta does not disappoint. The broad, oval leaves narrow to a point and have dark green margins surrounding light green centers. Throughout the growing season, the light green transitions into a yellowish-gold hue. The leaves grow in a rosette formation and create a full and lush appearance. Flower stalks stand above the foliage, and by mid-summer, pink-lavender, bell-shaped flowers bloom.
This leafy plant makes a beautiful foundation planting or can be featured in a bed or border. Hostas are hardy and once established, require little care, making them great for busy or forgetful gardeners. Hummingbirds will frequent the flowers. Grow the Gold Standard Hosta as a perennial in zones 3 through 8.
Gold Standard Hosta Care
Plant the Gold Standard Hosta in partial sun. Hostas grown in morning sun and afternoon shade will develop more intense gold variegation. Grow them in rich, moist soil that is well drained. New plants need regular water, while established plants only need a drink during a dry period. Feed the Gold Standard Hosta in spring using a balanced fertilizer. A layer of organic mulch will further support new growth and retain moisture in the soil.
The flower stalks can be removed after the flowers are done blooming. The greenery can be removed after the first heavy frost or left to protect the crown over winter. Divide hostas every few years as needed in the spring or fall.
Gold Standard Hosta Spacing
The Gold Standard Hosta has a mounded, upright growth habit. Mature plants reach 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Space plants 2.5 to 3 feet apart for a bold foliage effect.
Gold Standard Hosta Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Blue|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Gold Standard Hosta|
|Other Name(s): Gold Standard Plantain Lily|
|Scientific Name: Hosta 'Gold Standard'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.