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HOSTA 'Golden Medallion'

Image of Hosta 'Golden Medallion'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Golden Medallion'

Plant Common Name

Golden Medallion Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hosta are herbaceous perennials grown for their mounding habit, tolerance for shade, toughness, and attractive leaves. This one, ‘Golden Medallion,’ has glowing, golden-green leaves that take on their brightest color when the plant has a bit of sun. The leaves are waxy, heavily textured, cupped, corrugated and heart-shaped. The flowers are white, bell-to funnel-shaped and appear on tall, leafy stems above the foliage in midsummer. The plants are slow-growing and form meiums-sized clumps.

Like most hostas, ‘Golden Medaillon’ 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. Use ‘Golden Medallion’ for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, 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

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0"-12" / 0.0cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    0"-18" / 0.0cm - 45.7cm

  • 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)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • 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

    Glossy

  • 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