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HOSTA 'Electrum Stater'
Electrum Stater Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas are shade plants, right? Yes, but the gold-green ‘Electrum Stater’ and other hostas with yellow leaves need a bit of sun to develop their brightest leaf color. Like most hostas, ‘Electrum Stater’ is grown for its attractive leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance for shade. Its gold centered leaves have irregular creamy-white margins. They are heart-shaped, thick, wavy and corrugated. The pale-lavender flowers are tubular and appear on tall leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer. The plants are fast-growing, medium-sized and form neat mounds.
Like most hostas, ‘Electrum Stater’ grows 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 prefer even moisture. Use ‘Electrum Stater’ for contrasts of size, color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or planted en masse as an herbaceous groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm
24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
White, Yellow Green, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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