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Hosta 'Captain Kirk'

Plant Type: Hostas

Pale to golden yellow with wide, medium to dark green margins. A third shade, between green and gold, may appear between the center and margin.
Wide leaves are thick and waxy. Lavender flowers.
A sport of H.’Gold Standard’. Medium to Large. It is much more sun tolerant than other hostas. Plant in an area that receives morning sun for the best golden leaf color.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas. They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work well as specimen or edging plants.

Flower Color

Lavender

Foliage Color

Yellow with green margins

Plant Spread

36

Good Companions

Astilbe 'August Light', Corydalis lutea, Cimicifuga ramosa 'James Compton', Dicentra spectabilis, Helleborus x hybridus 'Sunshine Strain', Viola 'Black Magic', Geranium 'Tiny Monster', Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Tiarella 'Neon Lights', Heuchera 'Amethyst Mist'

Plant Height

18

Scape Height

36"

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Average water needs; Do not overwater.


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant

Bloom Time

July

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full to part shade, Part sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Attractive foliage all season