Hosta
Hosta 'Gold Edger'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Edger
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:

Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

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:

Early

Early/Mid

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Near White

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Carmel, Indiana

Lexington, Massachusetts

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Medora, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

This has been a good plant for me. Very tidy growth habit. Reminds me a bit of Blue Cadet in its habit (closely set leaves) but with a yellow green leaf. As hostas go it is on the smaller side, hence, a good edging plant.

Neutral

On Mar 3, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 14". Aden 1978.