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Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

15cm

20cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' Overview

Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' is a mould forming perennial cultivar that produces bright yellow foliage. Leaves develop a splotched and streaked green centre with age. In mid to late summer, erect stems bearing nodding blue flowers appear.

Common problems with Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

How to harvest Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Division

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.

Seed

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 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

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.