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HOSTA 'Golden Prayers'

Image of Hosta 'Golden Prayers'

James H. Schutte

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Golden Prayers'

Plant Common Name

Golden Prayers Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas need shade, right? Not always. This small hosta, ‘Golden Prayers,’ needs a bit of sun to develop its full glowing color. An herbaceous perennial, it is grown for its mounding habit and bright yellow leaves. They are cupped, corrugated, heavily textured and heart-shaped, with wavy edges. The flowers are pale lavender, bell to funnel-shaped and appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in late summer.

Like most hostas, ‘Golden Prayers, grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It needs some morning sun to maintain good leaf color. It prefers even, average moisture. In hot, dry conditions the edges and tips of the leaves may wither. Use ‘Golden Prayers’ for contrasts of color, size and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • 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' / 0.0m - 7.3m

  • Bloom Time

    Late 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

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • 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

    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