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Hosta ‘Gold Standard’

Funkia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourPale green- yellow green with dark green margins

Description

Hosta ‘Gold Standard’ (Funkia). A clump-forming, vigorous perennial with oval to heart-shaped, pale green leaves which turn yellow with dark green edges in summer. In early summer to late summer, there are racemes of bell-shaped, purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

China, Japan, Russia and USA

The genus was named after the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host in 1812. Most species were introduced to Europe from Japan in the 19th century.

Interest and use

Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs partial shade.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slug and snail control is essential. Prone to vine weevil.
Good drainage is important to prevent winter crown rot in over-wet ground.

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