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HOSTA 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'

Image of Hosta 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'

James H. Schutte

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'

Plant Common Name

Birchwood Parkys Gold Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Like other hostas with yellow leaves, ‘Birchwood Parky's Gold’ produces its brightest color not in full shade but partial shade to partial sun. It is an herbaceous perennial that makes a spreading clump of leaves. Golden to yellow-green, the leaves are oval, tapering, and slightly ruffled. Its flowers are lavender, bell-shaped, fertile and appear on tall, leafy, arching stems above the foliage in mid summer. The plants are neatly mounding, medium-sized and somewhat prostrate in habit.

This hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. It needs some morning sun to maintain good leaf color. It has average water needs and prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions the tips and edges of the leaves may wither. Use ‘Birchwood Parky’s Gold’ for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens or group several plants for a tall, herbaceous groundcover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • 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

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0"-18" / 0.0cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    0'-42' / 0.0m - 12.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, 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

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Chartreuse, Yellow Green

  • 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

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • 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