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Hosta 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Birchwood Parky's Gold
Hybridized by Shaw & AHS; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Pale Yellow
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

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:
Medium Lavender

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sanannie On Dec 16, 2008, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

An older hosta that holds its own. I like BPG's tidy habit and the flattish mound shape. I've read where it's fertile, but my five year old has never set pods for me. Perhaps a bit more sun would remedy that.

Positive kdjoergensen On May 18, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This IS my favorite hosta ... by far. The plant is extremely prolific and will quickly form a large mature sized clump. It has a very high bud count and due to the bright color it can be seem a mile away in the shade. Really a nice contrast hosta to most other hostas (green, variegated, blue, etc). I can not recommend this one enough.

Positive smiln32 On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Gorgeous color really sets itself off from the darker hostas surrounding it in my MIL's garden. I've planted several of my hostas there and this one is a real attention getter. It grows well even with late afternoon Oklahoma sun...only getting the slightest bit crispy toward late late summer.

Positive streaker71 On Sep 15, 2003, streaker71 from New Richmond, WI wrote:

Reportedly being a seedling of nakaiana.

Positive HummerRachel On Jan 19, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A reliable, fast grower that will take a great deal of sun without ill effects providing it's watered accordingly.

Neutral jody On Sep 1, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 29"-35". Shaws/AHS 1986. Parentage per V.Wades information is H. Sunlight xH. Frances Williams #1142.


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

Marietta, Georgia
Peoria, Illinois
Newburgh, Indiana
Plainwell, Michigan
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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