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Hosta ‘Gold Standard’
(Plantain Lily)


Easy Care
50cm x 80cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Fully Hardy

Hosta ‘Gold Standard’ is cherished in our collection for its exceptional ground cover and distinct foliage. This variety adds a finishing touch to shaded areas, rockeries, or containers, enhancing your garden space. With its resilience and low-maintenance nature, ‘Gold Standard’ suits both new and experienced gardeners. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it an excellent choice for adding texture and interest to outdoor settings.

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
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Hosta 'Gold Standard' is a popular addition in our collection, celebrated for its eye-catching variegated foliage and reliable performance in shady garden spots. This esteemed cultivar boasts large, heart-shaped leaves adorned with brilliant golden centres contrasted by deep green margins, creating a striking visual display. Handpicked by our horticultural team for its reliable performance and versatility, 'Gold Standard' thrives in dappled shade or partial sun, making it an ideal choice for woodland gardens, shady borders, or patio containers. Its vigorous growth habit and low maintenance requirements make it a cherished asset in any garden design. As a recipient of the prestigious RHS Garden Merit award, 'Gold Standard' is cherished by gardeners for its resilience and adaptability, effortlessly elevating garden aesthetics with its radiant foliage. Whether used as a focal point or as part of a mixed planting scheme, this Hosta adds tremendous ground cover to your garden, enhancing the overall ambiance with its luminous golden hues.

Planting Conditions

To ensure optimal conditions for Hosta's in your garden, select a planting site with well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure. Hosta's thrive in partial to full shade, although some varieties tolerate more sunlight. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot Summer months. We recommend planting Hosta's at the same depth as they were in their nursery pots, with the crown level with the soil surface. Adequate spacing between plants allows for proper air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

Watering & Feeding

We advise watering Hosta's deeply and regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. During hot and dry periods, increase watering frequency to prevent dehydration. Apply water directly to the soil, avoiding wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Feeding Hosta's with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring promotes healthy growth and lush foliage. Alternatively, apply a water-soluble fertiliser every few weeks during the growing season. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds, contributing to the overall health of your Hosta.

General Care

For general care, we suggest keeping Hosta's healthy by regularly removing dead or damaged leaves and spent flower stalks. Monitor for signs of pests like slugs and snails, addressing infestations promptly. Divide overcrowded clumps every few years to maintain vigour and promote better growth. Prune Hosta's by cutting back any damaged or yellowing leaves as needed throughout the growing season. In late Autumn, after the foliage has died back, trim the leaves to ground level to tidy up the plant and prepare it for its Winter dormancy.