'Golden Meadows'...Good in the garden?

don_in_coloradoFebruary 24, 2013

Hello everyone,

As I saw during the hosta alphabet, at least a couple of us have 'Golden Meadows' I have one on order. Just wondering how it is as a garden resident. Obviously it's incredibly beautiful, but is it a 'Diva'? Or does it grow OK without being pampered? It's SO beautiful it makes me suspicious LOL That's all.
Thanks,
Don B.

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 6:18

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ninamarie(4Ont.)

I have found it pest and trouble free. No slug evidence and it is not a sulker.
I does green up somewhat during summer, but it's spring colours are so drop-dead gorgeous that I could forgive it anything. Put it in a place where you will really notice it in spring.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:15AM
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mosswitch

I've had it for two years, it is a steady grower (but not fast) for me, survived our drought just fine and didn't seem to be bothered by the pests (climbing cutworm) we had last year. I love this one!

Sandy

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:55AM
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don_in_colorado

Sounds like this hosta could quickly become a new favorite of mine...

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:11PM
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mary52zn8tx

It is one of my favorites. Since it grows in Texas, it should be easy to grow just about anywhere else.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:00AM
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trudy_gw

Golden Meadows has been a nice growing hosta in Iowa.
Placed in morning sun will help keep the light colors in the center longer into the season. Photo taken 2010 and has since doubled.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:16AM
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hostafreak

Golden Meadows is a very nice hosta,but is very slow growing,as is all hostas with Sieboldiana in their background. Mine is very nice in the spring,but greens up quickly later on. Phil

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 9:23AM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

A real show-off first thing in spring but darkens quickly in my garden. I have it planted in a northern exposure under spruce trees, so it doesn't get a lot of sun. I would put it where it can be easily enjoyed but wouldn't make it the center of attention. It caught my attention at a nursery in spring. Had I seen it later in the season I probably wouldn't have bought it. It is pest resistant (slugs, earwigs, cutworms). All things said I haven't regretted buying mine.

This my only picture taken on May 23 last spring.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 10:03AM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

irawon, I agree GM is quite different when it greens up, though I would argue that if I saw it in the all greened up form in a nursery, it would still catch my eye. As a collector, how many are there that look like this.......

I try to imagine what it will look like all filled in and mature.
Paul

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:12PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

Paul, point well taken. I believe I need to contrast mine with a bright yellow as you have done!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:38PM
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Jon

Tic, tic, tic...is Ken okay?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:50PM
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don_in_colorado

Even the all-green form looks great to me, with the strangely-ruffled edges and all...

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 11:45PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Indeed, what Golden Meadow does with its frilly leaf margins puts Embroidery to shame. And it does it all year long. Me, I like the greens. What I observed with my GM was that the middle sort of streaked as it greened, eventually making the middle an all over green a slight shade lighter than the ruffled margins.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 1:46AM
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