Hosta ‘Sun Power’

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Outstanding Qualities

You cannot help but have your attention drawn to this glowing yellow large hosta. The early spring leaves are chartreuse, but quickly turn a bright golden yellow and hold the color through the growing season. The large leaves have deep veins and are slightly corrugated with a wavy edge. Over time it becomes a magnificent clump. In summer flower stems rise well above the foliage and display short spikes of lavender flowers. Although, no hosta is immune to slugs this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Resistant to: slug

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Purpureus’, Rodgersia pinnata, Asarum europaeum, Astrantia major ‘Claret’, Disporum uniflorum

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, orange, purple

Great Color Partners: blue, green, yellow

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, although Hosta ‘Sun Power’ will tolerate full sun with frequent watering. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hosts will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.