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Band of Gold Hosta*

Hosta 'Band of Gold'

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Band of Gold Hosta (Hosta 'Band of Gold') at Hicks Nurseries

Band of Gold Hosta flowers

Band of Gold Hosta flowers

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Band of Gold Hosta (Hosta 'Band of Gold') at Hicks Nurseries

Band of Gold Hosta foliage

Band of Gold Hosta foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A dark green leaf center with wide gold margins that mature to cream; leaf is a moderately corrugated, rounded heart with good substance; spikes of white flowers in early summer

Ornamental Features

Band of Gold Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive gold edges and tinges of creamy white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Band of Gold Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Band of Gold Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Band of Gold Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features