Gold Standard Hosta

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SKU
1244

Everyone holds their landscape to a certain standard! So you'll fall in love with the Gold Standard Hosta (Hosta 'Gold Standard') with its bright chameleon foliage! A unique offering of the Hosta world, Gold Standard has big leaves 8 inches long and 5 inches across!

Gold Standard starts off the spring as a deep chartreuse with a mottled green edge. Then as summer progresses the chartreuse changes to golden yellow and finally in late summer will fade to a creamy white! A completely enchanting look for your deep shade garden!

The butterflies and hummingbirds will delight in the mid-summer pinkish-lavender blooms that rise on tall scapes to add a bit of interest and some lovely cut flowers for your bouquets. Cold-hardy and humidity tolerant, Hostas handle conditions between USDA growing zones 3 to 8 in the full shade! Remarkably easy to grow, even the most novice or busiest of gardeners can find success with these low-maintenance perennial ornamentals!

Planting and Application:

Use these lovely plants to add a woodland feel to your shady nooks or a very modern look to a geometric bed or border shade garden. The big leaves are perfect foils for other shade lovers like Hydrangeas and Astilbes. Line garden beds and create groupings of these chameleon foliage plants for something different throughout the growing season!

Loving the shade that larger trees and shrubs create, a skirt or ring of Hosta around their bases adds a finishing touch to your plantings while hiding their bare leggy lower stems as lush facer plants. Mix with other Hosta leaf colors, create a cool background structure, or highlight shrubs and trees with this unique coloration!

Gold Standard Hosta even does fine in a well-drained container. Order several Gold Standard Hostas to add a shot of color to your covered porches and patios, shaded seating areas, and even protected balconies!

  • Color-Changing Leaf Margins - Chartreuse to Gold to Creamy White!
  • Large Foliage & Mounding Tidy Form
  • Pinkish-Lavender Blooms on Tall Scapes
  • Cut Flowers & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Shade Gardens, Beds & Borders, Edging & Containers!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hostas can handle dappled shade in the understory in cooler growing zones without worrying the leaves will burn. Provide regular moisture throughout the growing season and a well-drained enriched site for the best growth. Add a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch to the soil surface, especially in dry shade conditions. Deadhead as soon as the flowers fade for a tidy look, and in fall when these herbaceous Perennials die back from the cold, it's time to prune the mound clean and remove the dead foliage. Divide your Hosta every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. The only pests to worry about are slugs, which feast on the leaves like a buffet if allowed but if you clean the mounds each fall, these are rarely an issue.

  • Full Shade Perennial
  • Moist Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Low-Maintenance & Remarkably Easy Care
  • Deadhead After Flowering
  • Prune Late Fall

For when you can choose just one Hosta, choose the Gold Standard Hosta and have three Hosta in one throughout the seasons! Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Gold Standard Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'Gold Standard'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn