Hosta 'Dee's Golden Jewel'

This cultivar is a cross between H. 'Royal Standard' × H. 'Galaxy' that was registered by Kevin Walek of Virginia in 1996. It is a large size (24 inches high and 18 inches wide) plant and has leaves that emerge with a bluish cast before turning golden yellow later in the summer. Non-fragrant, white flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has proven to be sun-tolerant, probably inheriting this trait from 'Royal Standard'. It also has the distinction of being the only registered cultivar with the nearly sterile 'Royal Standard' as its pod parent."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Its sun tolerance even in warmer climates, and its heavy leaf substance more than compensate for the less-than-spectacular leaf color. Very slow growth rate."

A Photo Essay article by Steve Chamberlain in The Hostta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 1) makes comments about H. 'Dee's Golden Jewel', "Kevin Walek registered this cross of 'Royal Standard' and 'Galaxy' in 1996. In maturity, it has turned out to be a very large plant with a very congested habit. This hosta is an outstanding blue early in the season, but the leaves turn yellow later, even if there is only brief sun exposure each day. New leaves emerge blue, giving an unusual two-toned appearance to a vigorous clump."

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