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Hosta
Hosta 'Aspen Gold'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aspen Gold
Hybridized by Grapes
Registered or introduced: 1970
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Yellow

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

No margin

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

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:

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

New Richmond, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 23, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Slug resistant, thick substance is outstanding. Really stands out in small groups of hostas.

Positive

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

A golden tokudama. there fore , a little more slow growing than most. Very good substance and corrugation of the foliage. A real stand out in the shaded landscape.

Neutral

On Aug 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 16"-24".