Hosta 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' is a compact miniature hosta that will form a mound of just 8" in height & a spread of about 14" at maturity. It has gold leaves with streaks and flecks of green and white in the centre. Vigorous grower that shows different characteristics from leaf to leaf and plant to plant depending on sun exposure. Can handle a lot of direct sunlight where I feel the best colouring appears with lots of white in the leaf. Lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer. A vigorous grower with lots of streaks. Grows best in half shade/shade. Not slug resistant.