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HostaGlad Rags


Originator(s)Rod Lysne 2006

Origin'Sheer Bliss' x 'Blue Ox'

Size category 

Plant height x width40x60 cm (16x24 in.)

Leaf length x width15x10 cm (6x4 in.)

Vein pairs10-16

Leaf colordark green,golden yellow edge


Leafheavy, corrugated


Scapelight green

Scape height40 cm (16 in.)

Flowerpale lavender,tubular

Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly





Info='Gold Rags'.
A well established clump will measure about 20" across and 14" tall, with a somewhat vaselike form, especially on younger plants. Leaves are semi-cupped, about 4" x 6" and often crinkled with age. Substance is very heavy. Consequently, 'Glad Rags' takes a good deal of sun here without complaint. Shade produces a chartreuse-gold border; semi-shade produces a clean, bright gold border; stronger sun ultimately transitions chartreuse to gold to ivory. The gold borders are extra wide, encasing an irregular swath of green center. The pattern is repeated on every leaf; yet no two leaves are exactly the same. Even a young plant is singular. An established clump is stunning.

Sports'Glad Tidings' sport/yy

Progeny'Rags To Riches' = ('Golden Medaillon' x 'Blue Mammoth') x PP