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Hosta 'Golden Arrow'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:


Hosta ‘Golden Arrow’ – 'Golden Arrow' is a very pretty little hosta complete with bright yellow lance-shaped leaves growing to perhaps 10” tall. Derived from H. clausa the typical dark purple flowers en masse may arise in early to mid summer although we normally see flowers as late as the end of August and September; they are in beautiful contrast to the foliage standing on scapes to 20 inches. ‘Golden Arrow’ will light up in the part to open shade situation it prefers. Plant Hosta ‘Golden Arrow’ in fertile soil – don’t cheat it and it will size-up relatively quickly. This is an introduction made by Robert Herman who has brought to the gardening world such beauties as Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’. Size: up to 10 inches x clumping, moderate increase, scapes: 20 inches.


More About Hosta 'Golden Arrow'

  • Size Classification: Medium


10 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Golden Arrow'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Hummingbirds


  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade


  • Woodland
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches

Please note that if Hosta is purchased in our autumn shipping windows they will arrive cutback and ready for the long winter's nap.