Hardiness: 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Golden, Colorado Oxford, Connecticut Bonifay, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Dacula, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Itasca, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Palatine, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Pontiac, Illinois Washington, Illinois Galena, Indiana Clermont, Iowa Inwood, Iowa Keomah Village, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Londontowne, Maryland Hopkinton, Massachusetts Middleton, Massachusetts Flushing, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Port Sanilac, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Avon, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota St Cloud, Minnesota St Paul, Minnesota Brunswick, Missouri Glendale, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska Auburn, New Hampshire Manchester, New Hampshire Cape May Court House, New Jersey Clearbrook Park, New Jersey South Plainfield, New Jersey Airmont, New York Greene, New York Jefferson, New York Rochester, New York Cary, North Carolina Garner, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Salem, Oregon Ashley, Pennsylvania Churchill, Pennsylvania Coopersburg, Pennsylvania Mercer, Pennsylvania Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania Reynoldsville, 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 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Ellsworth, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Ontario, Wisconsin Racine, Wisconsin Twin Lakes, Wisconsin