Hosta 'Gosan Gold Midget'

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...registered as a hybrid of H. venusta x 'Golden Prayers' (Eisel 1990) but actually a hybrid of H. venusta x 'Little Aurora'." It was registered in 1989 by W. George Schmid, author of The Genus Hosta.

The small size mound grows to a small size about 6 inches in height and 15 inches in width with narrowly ovate leaves. It has pale purple flowers that bloom in July followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Grow in a fairy garden or rock garden, or at the front of a border taking care not to swamp it with larger plants."

"Plant has yellow leaves with size and shape like those of H. venusta but does not have ridges on scape. Stays small."


I'm not a plant pathologist, but it would appear to me that the hosta shown above is a candidate for testing for a plant virus.

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