Pic of the Day--Richland Gold

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Pic of the Day--Richland Gold

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 06, 2007 9:51 am

Hi All-- In the summer of 1999 I divided a mature clump of Gold Standard, removing about 5 eyes that became today's plant. The color pattern on the leaves were typical for Gold Standard. In 2000 the new plant emerged with all gold leaves as shown in the pic. It is similar to an all gold sport of Gold Standard called Richland Gold but from the photos in the Hosta Library, Richland Gold may have more chartreuse coloring. My plant's size has averaged about 58x19, a bit larger than Zilis' 45x18 listing for Richland Gold. I suppose the only way to know if this is the same plant as Richland Gold is to compare DNA, but for my informal purposes it is "close enough". By any name, this is an attractive, bright plant that is a nice addition to our garden.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5387&Variety=Richland%20Gold

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Richland+Gold

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/rich.html

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Postby eastwood2007 » Sep 06, 2007 9:53 am

It is quite lovely!
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 06, 2007 10:31 am

Very pretty! Do you have to use slug bait on this one?

I'm all of sudden noticing slug markings on my hosta :( None all summer with the dryness till we finally had rain a couple weeks back and now they rear their uglys heads! :x
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Postby DBoweMD » Sep 06, 2007 11:32 am

I have planted some of these with hyacinthina to show off the contrast in colors with identical mound/flower shape.
I am keeping them out of the sun because I don't like the parchment color they can get. Your pic is a beauty for this cultivar, which generally doesn't get my attention.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 07, 2007 11:30 am

Jane--As far as I can remember, it has never had slug damage.

Dave--Thanks. :D
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Re: Pic of the Day--Richland Gold

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 8:03 am

Here is my Richland Gold. I got it and its sport Richland Gold Moonlight in 2009.

Here are some photos from the 2011 season.
Surrounded by Stained Glass, May, June, Gold Edger and one leaf of Yellow Splash Rim at the bottom:
Richland Gold & May & June 11 0714-6-7.JPG

Richland Gold 11 0323-7-17.JPG

Richland Gold f 11 0325-7-17.JPG

Richland Gold f 11 0326-7-17.JPG


Here is one late photo from 2010:
Richland Gold 10 0115-9-13.JPG
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