Five O'Clock Shadow

Hosta "Five O'Clock Shadow" review

A one inch medium green margin surrounds a golden leaf center that becomes lighter as the season progresses creating a very pleasing color combination. The large clump is taller than average and light lavender flowers top out early in the season, June here in North Carolina. Great for that spot in the garden that gets a couple hours of strong light around noon but avoid early morning and hot afternoon sun. It's subtle but bright color is sure to catch your eye. Introduced for the first time at the AHS National Convention in Minnesota.

Hosta "Five O'Clock Shadow" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 55x90 cm (22x35 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 25x20 cm (10x8 in.) inches
Vein pairs 12-13
Leaf color
Leaf type corrugated, folded, wavy, ovate
Petiole corrugated, folded, wavy, ovate
Scape glaucus gold
Scape height 100 cm (39 in.)
Flower near white,tubular
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period May - June
Pod green
Ploidy 2-2-2
Sports 'Five O'Clock Somewhere' sport/yg