Hosta 'Goodness Gracious'

Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan registered this sport of H. 'Satisfaction' in 2009 after it had been discovered by Susan Lichacz and it received a U.S. patent in 2012. The fast growing, large size mound reaches a height around 20 inches with a spread of 18 inches. Its slightly rippled foliage is dull on top and bottom and is broadly ovate with a cordate base. They are noted for their piecrust shape, undulations and deeply impressed veins. The tubular flowers bloom from June into mid-July.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Afternoon Delight', H. 'Climax' and H. 'Goodness Gracious'.


United States Patent: PP23081  (2012)

Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Goodness Gracious’ is a new cultivar with ovate leaves with wide yellow margins and dark green centers, light lavender flowers suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower or leaf arrangements.

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