Hosta "Semperaurea" review

=sieboldiana 'Semperaurea'. Also 'Semper Aurea'. Introduced from Japan by Karl Foerster before 1940. Produces yellow seedlings. This is a very important plant historically, as it was the first known lutescent gold hosta, and possibly the first gold hosta of any kind. It travelled from Japan to Germany before H.'Frances Williams' was discovered. It's a gold sieboldiana type that still makes a pretty good showing in the garden. Own a piece of hosta history! Not very common, despite its age, because few examples have made it over from Germany, where its been hiding all these years.

Hosta "Semperaurea" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 50x cm (20x in.) inches
Leaf length x width 40x25 cm (16x10 in.) inches
Vein pairs 11-17
Leaf color
Variegation lutescent
Leaf type rugose
Petiole rugose
Scape height 90 cm (35 in.)
Flower pale violet
Flower length
Flowering period
Fertile yes
Progeny 'Apple Court Gold' = PP x 'Tokudama Flavocircinalis' 'Kasseler Gold' hybrid 'Omlett' seedling 'Solarkugel' seedling