Goodness Gracious Hosta
Hosta 'Goodness Gracious'
Goodness Gracious Hosta foliage
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Brand: Proven Winners
A deep green glossy leaf center with bold, wide yellow margins in summer when placed in shade; margins will fade to cream in sun; spikes of light lavender flowers in mid-summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border
Goodness Gracious Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive yellow edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Goodness Gracious Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Goodness Gracious Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Goodness Gracious Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.