Hosta 'Gold Pants'

Registered by Dr. Doug and Mardy Beilstein of Ohio in 2018, this upright growing cultivar is a giant size (30 inches high by 48 inches wide) seedling of H. 'Brutus' × H. 'Empress Wu'. As the name implies, it is a golden-yellow hosta with foliage that is moderately ruffled, slightly corrugated, broadly ovate and slightly shiny on top. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on scapes about 29 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Large gold hosta covers a large area. Each leaf is large enough to cover even Oliver Hardy's generous behind. Shady conditions allow this plant to turn green by fall...Viridescent when grown in the shade." 

This name comes from a tradition at The Ohio State University which involves football players receiving a pin showing a pair of gold pants whenever the Buckeyes (whose mascot is Brutus the Buckeye) beat "the team up north".

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