Twilight Hosta

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Shade garden greens and golds! The Twilight Hosta (Hosta 'Twilight') is a broad, quilted and textured perennial with gorgeous shiny dark green leaves! Each with a creamy buttery gold margin that really stands out among the dappled shade of larger shrubs and trees!

The yellow margins mellow out to cream as summer advances and then Twilight flowers in long scapes of lavender, trumpet-shaped blossoms arrive as well! Pollinators and hummingbirds will stop by for a visit! They make tall floral design elements as well as fantastic two-tone fillers in garden beds and borders.

Twilight is a more slug-resistant Hosta and can stand up to the sun a bit better than others without leaf burn. The thick leaves are highly ornamental you'll enjoy a faster growth rate from these improved herbaceous perennials as well!

Planting and Application: 

These variegated leaves look wonderful among other shade garden plants or as a featured specimen! Growing to just over 2 feet across, these create tidy mounds of bright foliage that is great for skirting around special urns or structures, along the edges of garden beds and borders, or as ground cover. Plant with equal spacing as facer plant beneath larger shrubs and trees to hide their bare stems.

Twilight plants are full shade perennials but handle part sun too, especially morning sun with afternoon shade, but in the hottest of its USDA zones 3 through 9, they would prefer full shade. These perennials also look lovely in shaded planters and porch pots with annuals, adding filler and color to large mixed plantings! Use as fast-growing cover in long rows and en masse plantings can really catch the eye with these vibrant bi-color leaves! This foliage color combo goes great with Astilbe, early spring flowering Bleeding Hearts, or deciduous shrubs.

  • Deep Green Glossy Larger Leaves
  • Buttery Gold Margins Turn Cream
  • Tall Trumpet-Shaped Lavender Flowers
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Slug Resistant & Better Full Sun Perennial

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Variegated Hosta does their very best in almost any moist, organically enriched, very well-drained soil type. Mulch beds very well with 3-4 inches of bark mulch to keep the roots cool and hold moisture more consistently. Very low-maintenance and easy-care perennials, deadhead after flowering and clean the mound of debris and dead leaves after a hard frost kills them back. Divide every 3-5 years, and transplant bare root, when dormant.

  • Full Shade & Partial Shade Perennial & Sun Tolerant
  • Easy-Care Herbaceous Plants
  • Moist, Mulched, Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Clean Mounds After Hard Frost
  • Deadhead for a Clean Summer Look

Twilight Hosta will add brilliance to the gloomy shade in your landscape this year! Select slug-resistant new varieties for a worry-free garden! Now available at!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Ornamental Features of Twilight Hosta?

The most striking ornamental feature of the Twilight Hosta are its broad, quilted and textured foliage! The gorgeous shiny, dark green leaves each feature a creamy buttery-gold margin.

How big do Twilight Hostas get?

Twilight Hosta plants can quickly reach 18-24 inches in height (when in bloom) and 24-30 inches in width.

Do Hostas prefer sun or shade?

Hosta plants prefer partial shade, favoring afternoon shade, especially in hot growing zones. Varieties such as Twilight handle full sun in cooler climates better than others and can even handle full shade! You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the needs of each cultivar to know their sun needs.

Which Hosta is best in shade?

Twilight Hosta is excellent in shade, especially in hot hardiness zones and in drier climates. You’ll find many full shade-loving Hosta varieties here!

How many hours of sun does a Hosta need?

Hosta in hot or dry climates needs about 3-4 hours of full sun a day, all-day dappled sun, and dislike direct sun or afternoon sun for too long. In cooler climates and in locations with more moisture availability, Hosta can handle part sun (4-6 hours a day) and even 6 plus hours of sun in the coldest growing zones.

What shipping options do you offer? 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 won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Twilight Hosta for sale here at!

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 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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Twilight Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'Twilight'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green With Yellow Margins
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes