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Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta

Hosta 'Rosedale Golden Goose'

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Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta (Hosta 'Rosedale Golden Goose') at Iowa City Landscaping

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta foliage

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta foliage

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Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta (Hosta 'Rosedale Golden Goose') at Iowa City Landscaping

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta flowers

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


Large, bright golden yellow leaves with good substance and outstanding sun tolerance; leaf is heart shaped, deeply veined and corrugated; spikes of pale lavender flowers in early summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain gold in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Rosedale Golden Goose 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;

  • Insects

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Rosedale Golden Goose Hosta will grow to be about 26 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features