DeGroot Gold Standard Hosta Fortunei Starter Plant
- Very hardy
- Creamy yellow leaves with dark green margins
- Produces lavender-colored flowers in July and August
The graceful DeGroot Gold Standard Hosta Fortunei Starter Plant is the perfect choice to fill in the shady areas of your garden or woodland areas.
Features of the DeGroot Gold Standard Hosta Fortunei Starter Plant
More commonly known as a plantain lily, this hosta plant is a perennial that will enjoy the shady areas of your flower beds or woodland settings. It grows to be 18” to 24” in height. This hosta is very hardy.
The Gold Standard produces full elongated heart-shaped leaves. The broad leaves are a creamy yellow color and have dark green margins. The plant is graceful-looking, and the centers of its leaves will turn parchment gold in the height of summer. To achieve and maintain the parchment gold color, the plant must have a little more sun than other varieties.
The Gold Standard produces lavender-colored flowers in July and August. This plant grows at a moderately vigorous pace and will form clumps of leaves over time. You can then divide and spread the clumps throughout your flower garden if you’d like.
This hosta is susceptible to chewing insects and slugs, which can disfigure the shape of the foliage. The Gold Standard is also subject to leaf spots and crown rot.
Planting the DeGroot Gold Standard Hosta Fortunei Starter Plant
You can plant the Gold Standard Hosta in partial sun to full shade. The eyes of the plant need to be 1-2” below the soil surface. You’ll be able to tell the eyes apart from the rest of the plant because they are tender white or purple swells that protrude from the crown area. Once planted, be sure to water the hosta thoroughly.
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