Golden Friendship

Hosta "Golden Friendship" review

Medium to large upright clump of gold foliage that is deeply cupped. Leaves are leathery and have excellent substance. Lavender flowers in July and August. Distinct. Cupped and rounded gold leaves have excellent substance, very pleasant to look upon; lavender flowers. Yellow-chartreuse smooth. Large upright clump of shiny gold leaves with excellent substance. Lavender flowers in July and August. Leathery leaves. Slightly cupped golden leaves are held semi-upright. A strong plant with excellent substance. A rich, graceful plant! Lavender flowers. Yellow to chartreuse with some darker shading. White undersides. Striking, unusual gold-leaved plant introduced by Hideko Gowen of Minnesota: excellent as a specimen plant. This delightful, gold-leaved hosta makes a 3' wide x 18" tall clump (size incorrect in Hosta registry) of round, cupped, leathery, golden foliage with a unique twisty point to the leaves. The heavily waxed leaves give a white appearance to the back of the foliage. Although the leaves emerge chartreuse green, they brighten to a brilliant golden yellow that holds until frost. In midsummer, the clumps are topped with light lavender flowers...simply one of the best gold leaf hostas that we grow.

Hosta "Golden Friendship" information:

Size Category small - medium
Hosta height x width 46x90 cm (18x35 in.) inches
Leaf length x width inches
Vein pairs 10
Leaf color
Variegation lutescent
Leaf type cupped, leathery
Petiole cupped, leathery
Scape height
Flower lavender
Flower length
Flowering period July
Ploidy 2-2-2
Sports 'Miss Mykah' sport/gy
Progeny 'Chorus Girl' = ((x 'Goddess of Athena) x 'Blue Devil') x PP 'Peg O' My Heart' seedling