A large size (23 inches high) hosta with dark green
leaves and yellow margins, this cultivar was introduced by Carl Mack of Illinois in 1956 and was once listed as Mackwoods No. 22. It was
registered under its current name by
The American Hosta Society on behalf of Mack
and Robert Savory
of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota in 1986. The leaves are slightly wavy and of better than average
substance. Its funnel shaped, lavender flowers are borne on 34
inch scapes from late July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Like a number of other white-margined 'Fortunei' types,
'Green Gold' possesses a vigorous growth rate, good durability,
and attractive coloration...it has not achieved the popularity
of the very similar 'Francee'."