Hosta 'Golden Spades'
 

A seedling of H. sieboldii 'Kabitan', this cultivar was introduced by Bob Kuk of Kuk's Forest in Ohio in 1986. It is a small size (7-9 inches high by 20 inches wide) hosta which has yellow to light green (viridescent) leaves that are not variegated. The pale purple, striped, funnel shaped flowers are borne on 12 inch scapes in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) "It is almost hard to believe that 'Golden Spades' came out of 'Kabitan' because of its oval-shaped leaves and overall appearance."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Achieves the best leaf color in high, filtered shade, the color being brightest early in the season."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Golden Scepter' and H. 'Misty Morning'.

 
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