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James H. Schutte
HOSTA 'Golden Scepter'
Golden Scepter Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. This one, the yellow-leaved ‘Golden Scepter,’ needs some sun to develop its warmest color. Hostas are grown for their habit, toughness and attractive leaves, like those of 'Golden Scepter' which are a sunny golden yellow, heart-shaped and deeply ribbed. The flowers are lavender, bell-shaped and appear in clusters atop leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer. The plant is vigorous, small, and forms a spreading mound.
Like most hostas, ‘Golden Scepter’ 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. A site with no direct sun can helpo, along with even moisture. Use ‘Golden Scepter’ for contrasts of size, texture, and color in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 9
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
Partial Shade, Full Shade
6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm
15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Yellow Green, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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