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Hosta Tortilla Chip will form a large mound of about 24"-30" in height, with a spread of up to 24", at maturity. Hosta Tortilla Chip has bright golden-yellow leaves and a smooth texture, but obvious veins. A brilliant splash of gold foliage for the shaded garden. Similar to, but smaller than, Hosta Fried Bananas, the gold-leaved sport of Hosta Guacamole. Protect from hot afternoon sun. This plant is not sun tolerant, not slug resistant but is drought tolerant. This is an easy to grow Hosta that makes a wonderful specimen in a single container. Very fragrant almost white flowers, lily-like, on 36" scapes, appear in July and last into August. 

Hosta Tortilla Chip

  • When should I plant?

    You can plant Hostas, pretty-well at any time of year, but it’s best to avoid the winter months with frost and snow.

    Where should I plant?

    All Hostas enjoy moist soil, in partial shade, whether in the border or a container. In general, though, yellow-leaved cultivars prefer some sun, along with a few Hostas that are tolerant of sunny conditions.

    Hostas like fertile soils including heavy clay, improved with garden compost or

    well-rotted manure.

    Miniature Hostas

    Miniature Hostas need good drainage and will do best in soil improved with the addition of grit and garden compost.

    You can also plant miniature Hostas successfully in containers.


    Hostas in the ground will need watering during dry spells.

    Plants in containers need regular watering in summer as they dry out quickly. Plants that dry out will brown along the leaf margins.

    Remember best to water early in the morning or later in the day. This avoids damaging the leaves.


    In borders:

    Mulch of garden compost or well-rotted manure is all the feeding necessary.

    In containers:

    Liquid feed once a month during the growing period using a general-purpose liquid fertiliser


    The flower stalks can be left in place until you tidy the plant in late autumn when the leaves naturally die back. Or they can be removed once the flowers fade this saves the plant wasting energy on producing seeds.


    Hostas are fully hardy, but the leaves die back in late autumn and remain dormant until springtime. Be careful, leaves emerging in spring can get damaged by frosts.


    Other than damage to the leaves from slugs and sn