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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Golden Scepter'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Scepter
Hybridized by Savory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny
Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Pale Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On Jan 17, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

AKA Hosta nakaiana 'Golden Scepter'

Positive berrygirl On Apr 11, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This hosta's name is also sometimes spelled Golden Septor/Septer/Scepter.
I absolutely love the bright, eye-popping color of this hosta! I also love the fact that because of its color I can grow it in more sun. It gets about 4-5 hrs sun [morning til early afternoon] here in our hot Summer with no problems. I just have to make sure it stays well-watered.
This plant would be virtually care-free except for the slugs- argh!

Positive smiln32 On Jun 28, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful chartreuse foliage really sets itself off from the other plants around it. Looks great with liriope, pulmonaria and heuchera especially. I love this one.

Neutral jody On May 26, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24". Savory 1983.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Braselton, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Gibson City, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Andover, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Clementon, New Jersey
New Hyde Park, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Lake Delton, Wisconsin

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