Hosta 'Golden Nugget'

A seedling of H. 'Frances Williams' and a sibling to H. 'Midwest Gold', this cultivar was registered by Violet Cooley of Arkansas in 1969. It grows into a large size hosta about 18 inches high with a spread of 43 inches. The foliage is bright gold colored, cupped and have thick substance. This cultivar suffers slight to moderate spring desiccation which is notable on this type of hosta. Near white flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " of the first cultivars registered with The American Hosta Society and can still be found in many gardens...Unfortunately, gold areas of the foliage sometime burn in the spring, and for that reason, I do not recommend using it in a hybridizing program."

"Plant is smaller than the typical clones in the H. sieboldiana 'Aureomarginata' group. An all-green sport also exists."



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