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HOSTA 'Richland Gold'
Hosta, Plantain Lily, Richland Gold Hosta
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Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The gold-leafed ‘Richland Gold’ and other hostas with yellow leaves, tend to need more light for brilliant leaf color. Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous ornamentals grown mostly for their attractive foliage. The heart-shaped leaves of ‘Richland Gold’ emerge green-gold and mature to a rich clear gold. They are of good substance and ribbed. Light lavender flowers are funnel-shaped and appear on leafy stems held above the foliage in midsummer. The plants form spreading mounds and multiply quickly.
Overall, this hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. It needs more morning sun to maintain good leaf color. Hostas have average water needs, but prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions most develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor Hosta leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. Hosta are best used in shaded perennial gardens or can be massed 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
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm
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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