LEAVES grow out YELLOW, NOT bright GREEN...I had seen this Hosta in Laura's garden on Garden Answer and was looking forward to the bright chartreuse green of the leaves. After planting it in the spring, I was disappointed to see the leaves turn yellow after they got about 4 1/2 inches long. I have Chocolate Covered Cherry Coleus planted around the Hosta. Their color is bright and beautiful. They have the same needs as the Hosta and get the same amount of morning sun, water and fertilizer. In hindsight, I am looking very carefully at the pictures on Proven Winners website and where there are other plants with the Hosta in the pictures, I can see how the other plants are a dark green. But to me, this just makes the Hosta look like it is a bright green (not yellow) in contrast. (I realize colors can look different on computer screens than what is in real life.) Also in hindsight, I am carefully reading the description of the plant. It says the foliage colors are "yellow" and the foliage shade is "gold." It also talks about "GOLD leaves with wavy edges” and how the “GOLD coloring becomes brighter in morning sun" (emphasis added). In my experience, the leaves are a plain, almost sickly, yellow, especially with the contrast of the newly emerging bright green leaves. In hindsight (again) I searched Garden Answer and, in her April 30, 2019, YouTube video called "Planting Coast to Coast Hostas!" Laura talks about the gold color of the leaves, but they look bright green to me. Because this plant did not grow as it had been presented, I wanted to give it a one star-rating, but I take responsibility for not paying better attention to the Proven Winners description, so I am upping it to a four-star rating. I hope this review helps others find the plant that will work for them or avoid a plant that will not work for them.
Shadowland® 'Coast to Coast' Hosta hybrid
- Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesLet me BRIGHTEN your MORNING.
This striking hosta forms a giant clump of thick, puckered, gold leaves with wavy edges. Gold coloring becomes brighter in morning sun in summer. Pale violet flowers.Foliage InterestAttracts:Hummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 InchesScape Height:36 InchesSpacing:36 InchesSpread:36 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Pale violet flowersFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:GoldHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade. Clean away the dead foliage after frost to prevent insect problems.Shadowland® 'Coast to Coast' Hosta hybrid USPP 26,469, Can 5,335
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Rocky Mountain Gardener, 44 weeks ago
This cultivar was planted by myself in the chinese garden located in Botanica, the Wichita Gardens. It has done wonderfully. This is the second spring and it is looking fabulous. I'm really happy with how well the plant is doing.Kate B, Kansas, United States, 5 years ago