Hosta 'Christmas Gold'
 

A slow growing sport of H. 'Christmas Tree', this cultivar was introduced by Mildred Seaver of Massachusetts in the 1980s and registered on her behalf by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. The heavily corrugated foliage forms a large size (23 inches high by 56 inches wide) mound. Its leaves are broadly ovate, cupped and dull on top. Pale lavender, tubular flowers blooming in July followed by viable seeds in deep purple seed pods.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...It does not match 'Christmas Tree' in its leaf shape and flowering habits and it produces reddish seed pods similar to 'Christmas Tree'...I think it is more likely that 'Christmas Gold' is a seedling of 'Christmas Tree'."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Adequate moisture is essential to prevent leaf scorch...Mature leaves can be crumpled to the point of distortion. The mahogany-purple scape and deep purple seedpods."


"Plant has medium-sized, rugose, cupped leaves that spread. Retains its lemon-yellow color which contrasts with the purple seed capsules in fall."



Sport include H. 'Jason and Katie' and H. 'Lucy Vitols'.


 
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