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Hosta fortunei ‘Gold Standard’

Fortunei ‘Gold Standard’ has heart-shaped, corrugated, large broad leaves with creamy yellow and variable dark green margins. A very desirable hosta! This plant is a moderately vigorous grower and it multiplies rapidly into a graceful, spreading mound. By summer, centers turn to parchment gold. The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta’s perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

Availability

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HO200BAG Hosta fortunei 'Gold Standard' out of stock $0.00
Retail-Ready Packages
HO25 000 Hosta Assortment 25 15 $75.00
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Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Size 1-2 eye
Height 18-24"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-8, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage.
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime July - August

General Information +

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hostas have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.