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Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation' Overview

Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation' is a perennial cultivar from the Asparagaceae family. This Hosta forms clumps of dense, green leaves edges irregularly with golden-yellow. It is a sport of the cultivar Hosta 'Frances Williams', this plant has wider gold-yellow edges to its leaves. Great for creating contrast and brightening up shady locations. Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation' forms slightly cupped, thick and textured leaves and is reported to be more slug resistant than most Hosta. In mid to late summer it produces erect stems of nodding white flowers.

Common problems with Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

How to harvest Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'


Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.


Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.

Special features of Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Sara’s Sensation'

This fantastic foliage plant is easily used for underplanting but it is equally grown in containers in urban courtyards and formal beds of cottage gardens. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.