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James H. Schutte
HOSTA 'Gold Drop'
Gold Drop Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The chartreuse-leaved ‘Gold Drop’ actually needs a bit of sun to develop its brightest color. It is an herbaceous perennials grown for its leaves, habit, and toughness. It is tiny, as hostas go, with glowing chartreuse to gold leaves arranged in a charming tuft. The leaves are heart-shaped and smooth. The flowers are white, bell to funnel-shaped, and appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.
Like most hostas, ‘Gold Drop’ 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 prefers average, even moisture. In hot, dry conditions the edges and tips of the leaves may wither. Use ‘Gold Drop’ for contrasts of size and color, or as edging in shaded perennial gardens, and 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
5"-6" / 12.7cm - 15.2cm
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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