Hosta 'Golden Anniversary'

This plant has H. 'Fortunei Gigantea' in its background. It was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1998 on behalf of the originator, Gladys Holly of Wisconsin. The large size plant grows to around 23 inches in height with a spread of 54 inches. Its foliage is chartreuse color in the spring but becomes very dark green as the season progresses. The leaves are deeply lobed, have slight corrugation, marginal ripples, downward cupping and good substance. Pale lavender flowers bloom from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...ranks as one of the earliest hosta cultivars developed in the United States."

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