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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Golden Tiara'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Tiara
Hybridized by Savory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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11 vendors have this plant for sale.

57 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to 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

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pale Yellow
Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender
Medium Lavender
Pale Purple

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10 positives
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive anelson On Sep 19, 2014, anelson from Birchwood, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

This is a workhorse Hosta. The just keeps going in more shade or less shade, getting bigger and producing a plant that can be divided to provide one with more hosta. It's also a nice neat appearance.

Positive Prunerman On Jul 6, 2012, Prunerman from Middleton, MA wrote:

What a nice hosta! Small, beautiful, intense dark green/light green colors, strong, twisted structure, nice mounding, dark purple flowers. It doesn't grow as fast as I'd like it to, but that just makes it so unique.

Positive BadgerJim On Jul 3, 2011, BadgerJim from Eau Claire, WI wrote:

Wow. I wanted all the giants and fancy hostas. I have a large garden space to fill. This hosta was for sale at a residence selling perennials. I bought this little guy without knowing anything about it last summer. Naturally I split the eyes into three plants. This year all three are twice as big as the original plant. They receive plenty of sun most of the day and still look great. I'm was very surprised with my non-giant that grows like a champ.

Positive CptnRn On Apr 29, 2011, CptnRn from Austin, TX wrote:

In need of shade plants, I bought several of these. I was very pleased that they tripled in size and bloomed in only a few weeks. They look very healthy it is April and I'm watering them 3 times a week since they are pretty new. I hope they survive the summer here in Austin, TX with less water. The flowers are white rather then lavender as described above.

Positive eclecticLC On Jun 19, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

This little hosta was given to me by my sister-in-law a few years ago and I have divided it numerous times and have even sold several. I have it several places in my yard as it is small enough to go just about anywhere. I even have it in pots under a pergola. Great plant, can't say enough positives.

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

AKA Hosta nakaiana 'Golden Tiara'. Blooms July - September in my garden.

Neutral BShea On Apr 3, 2007, BShea from Austin, TX wrote:

A friend who owns a local plant nursery, says Hostas are eaten by slugs in Austin, TX, so he won't even sell them. I'd like to give it a go anyway so bought a few somewhere else (Golden Tiara, actually). Lovely foliage and I'm in need of shade loving plants for a new boundary bed.

Neutral Joan On Jan 21, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Originator: Robert P. Savory 1977

1994 Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award

Positive kdjoergensen On May 1, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my favorite hostas. Great coloring and excellent growth habit. also early to leaf out.

Neutral lmelling On Jan 9, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Fast growing to a medium sized 16" high by 39" wide mound. Leaves are 4.25" long by 3/5" wide, ovate and slighly wavy with a slight corregation at maturity; they have a 1/8" to 3/4" wide, chartreuse to gold margin (gold color is brighter in bright light), with a medium green center. The underside is shiny; average substance with 7-8 vein pairs. Flowers are pale purple in deep shade to medium purple in light; funnel shaped on scapes 25-34" tall. Prolific flowering and will sometimes rebloom if scapes are removed just after flowering.

Positive mickgene On Jan 8, 2005, mickgene from Linden, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Full sun, part shade, or full shade - I've used this hosta in all and it never fails to perform well. It hasn't burned or faded in full sun and still retains the chartreuse coloration. It spreads quickly and becomes impressive in only a few years.

Positive roseofkaren On Jul 3, 2004, roseofkaren from Palatine, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

My favorite hosta--it has a lovely chartreuse color, and it does not seem to be bothered by any leaf eating pests.

Positive Bull70 On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:

Partial Shade groundcover

Positive Greenwood On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

The leaves are attractive and growth is fast, flowers heavy. This makes it well used in my garden.


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

, (2 reports)
Montgomery, Alabama
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Sacramento, California
Golden, Colorado
Oxford, Connecticut
Bonifay, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Itasca, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Palatine, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Pontiac, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Clermont, Iowa
Inwood, Iowa
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Sioux Center, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Edgewater, Maryland
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Middleton, Massachusetts
Flushing, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Port Sanilac, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Avon, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Brunswick, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Omaha, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Manchester, New Hampshire
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Eden, New York
Greene, New York
Jefferson, New York
Rochester, New York
Suffern, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Garner, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee
Iron City, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Colmesneil, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Broadway, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
East Port Orchard, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Buffalo, West Virginia
Newell, West Virginia
Birchwood, Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Ontario, Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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