General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 20 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches (90-120 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Ovate, Corrugated, slightly shiny, Dark green margins. Leaf centers emerge light green in spring and become progressively more gold towards early summer, morning sun will enhance the gold color.
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: It does not set seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2012 Great Plant Picks award winner
Child plants: 6 child plants

Common names
  • Hosta

Photo Gallery
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2017-05-31
Great leaf texture and colour.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.  
Date: 2009-07-24
 - A perfect leaf shape.
Location: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Date: 2018-08-01

Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Oregon
Date: June 2012
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2013-06-17
Photo by Stush2019
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-18
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: 4-28-2014
leaves starting to color up
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2019-07-04
Needs very bright light to maintain the gold center coloring
Location: West Border
Date: June 2015
Location: My house in Portsmouth.
Date: 2012-05-28
Photo by rannveig
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2013-06-16
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15

Date: 2015-06-22
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2014-07-14
Location: Northwest N.J.
Date: 2011-10-10
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2016-06-11

Date: 2017-06-26
Location: In my garden. Poland.

Date: 2014-07-02
Location: Ohio zone 5/6
Date: 2007-06-26
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-07-09

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: 2015-06-22
Location: Huron County, MI
Date: 2019-08-02

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Date: 2010-03-05
Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: My yard.
Date: 2012-04-02
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2013-05-23

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Date: July
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2007-05-31
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