Hosta 'Gold Drop'

This small size (12 inches high) hosta is the result of a cross between H. venusta × H. 'August Moon'. It was introduced by Ken Anderson of Minnesota in 1977 and is a great plant for the front of the bed or border. The chartreuse leaves are not variegated and little or no waviness. It has bell-shaped, white flowers that are fertile and borne from late June into July on 14 inch scapes followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Tolerates sun. Easy to grow and soon exceeds its registered dimensions. A useful edging hosta. Has produced many sports and seedlings."

In the garden of Dr. Jim Wilkins near Jackson, Michigan we came across this imaginative way of displaying two hostas to create a new one. Individual divisions of H. 'Pacific Blue Edger' and H. 'Gold Drop' were inter-planted to create this "designer hosta" arrangement.

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