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Hosta - Gold Standard

The Hosta 'Gold Standard', Hosta fortunei, has heart-shaped large broad leaves with creamy yellow and variable dark green margins.  The pinkish, lavender flowers bloom from July to August, and it has a plant height of 24” and a spread of 36-48”. Hostas provide bright color in shade with their wonderful foliage.  

Hosta ‘Gold Standard’ needs to be planted in a full shade area in any moist, well-drained area.  Hosta ‘Gold Standard’ was an American Hosta Society multiple winner, and is one of the most popular gold hostas on the market!

This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses.  A great choice for any beginner gardener.  

It grows best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.  Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.

Plant ‘Gold Standard’ in an area that receives the right amount of light.  The leaves need some morning sun to bring the rich golden color out; too much sun then the leaves will burn. ‘Gold Standard’ is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well in containers.

Because of its stunning golden color and more horizontal habit, ‘Gold Standard’ is a great choice for mass plantings!

* Heart shaped leaves
* Popular
* Horizontal habit


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Variegation Review by Rosie
This little darling has a special shady spot on my small patio. I don't have much space so this hosta is perfect for inner city living.
Bright color Review by Dilly
I needed color in my shady back yard and the Gold Standard hosta definitely delivered.
Love the various shades of green Review by Jan
These are beautiful. The varying shades of green
are wonderful for a background cover.

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Plant Facts

Family Hosta fortunei 'Gold Standard'
Foliage Gold, Green
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 36 - 48 inches
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 3-8
Moisture Moist
Mature Form Mounding, Clump
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Flower Color Pale Lavender
Fall Color Gold, Green
Bloom Period Summer

Hosta - Gold Standard.

Rating: 4.7/5 based on 3 review(s)
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