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HOSTA 'Color Glory'

Image of Hosta 'Color Glory'

James Burghardt

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Color Glory'

Plant Common Name

Color Glory Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The yellow-leaved ‘Color Glory’ and other hostas with yellow leaves tend to need some sun to show their most brilliant color. An herbaceous perennial, ‘Color Glory’ forms mounds of yellow to chartreuse leaves that have margins streaked in cream, green and blue-green. The leaves are cupped, broadly oval to heart-shaped, of heavy texture and corrugated like cardboard. White flowers are bell to funnel-shaped and appear on tall, leafless stems above the foliage in mid summer. The plants are vigorous and form cascading mounds.

Like other hostas, ‘Color Glory’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It needs at least some morning sun to maintain good leaf color. It has average water needs and prefers even moisture. Use ‘Color Glory’ for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or planted en masse as an 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"-12" / 0.0cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    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)

    White, Yellow, Green, Chartreuse, Blue Green, Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Yellow, Green, Chartreuse, Blue Green, Dark Green, Gold

  • 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