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HOSTA 'Bright Lights'

Image of Hosta 'Bright Lights'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Bright Lights'

Plant Common Name

Bright Lights Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Bright Lights hosta is plant perfect for a partially shaded garden bed, including ones in the warmer southern region of the United States. The clumps grow big and wide. Newly emerging large leaves of this cultivar have golden centers that gradually fade into a bright golden chartreuse lined in a thick band of dark blue. In early summer, short spikes are covered in white flowers. This hosta is best used in lightly shaded perennial gardens or massed as a 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

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Early 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 (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow Green, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • 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