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HOSTA 'All Gold'

Image of Hosta 'All Gold'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'All Gold'

Plant Common Name

All Gold Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are mound-forming herbaceous perennials grown mostly for their attractive foliage. This one, ‘All Gold,’ is true to its name when planted in the right degree of shade. It is medium-sized and forms an upright clump of ovate, pointed leaves that are chartreuse verging on gold. In full sun the leaves bleach to white and look ghastly, while in full shade they lose their glow and darken to green. In partial sun to partial shade, especially with a bit of morning sun, they develop their brightest shade of gold. The flowers are lavender and appear in cluster on leafless stems above the leaves in late summer.

Like most hostas ‘All Gold’ tolerates almost any well-drained soil and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrast of color and silhouette to brighten shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover under trees with high canopies. Under trees, where the ground dries quickly, water as needed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    0"-12" / 0.0cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    0"-14" / 0.0cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes