Hosta 'Gold Drop'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Perfect for containers or the front of the border, 'Gold Drop' reaches only 15cm (6in) high. It has small, heart-shaped yellow leaves that need sun to colour well. In mid-summer, it produces pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers. Hostas benefit from plenty of organic matter being added to the soil before planting. They also enjoy being mulched in spring and autumn to help retain moisture in the soil. For the lushest displays, feed with a balanced fertiliser between March and June. Do not feed after this period or you will encourage the sort of sappy growth that slugs adore! To avoid the leaves looking like a piece of lace, take measures against slugs and snails, such as beer traps.

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Gold Drop

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: August to March

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