• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasShort Hosta like this one are perfect for groundcover or as an edging plant. If it's variegated, as this one is, these applications are even more dramatic. Keep in front of taller Hosta or other plants that may block the view. Perfect for weaving in and out of rock garden stones or to highlight a hidden flagstone path. Plant with muted cool-colored flowers from purple to blue, very pale pink and white to avoid overwhelming.
    Companion Plantshis little Hosta makes a perfect edging for a mass of Silvery Sunproof Lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'), which blooms with similar lavender flower spikes. Or try an irregular patch of Green Sheen Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen') with this Hosta running through it like a streambed. A good plant to cover the soil under the red-flowering Molly Ann Rhododendron (Rhododendron x 'Molly Ann') and Valley Rose Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.
  • History & Lore
    The genus Hosta contains over 40 species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea is the ancestor of most modern hybrids, introduced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. The variegation of this hybrid points to further ancestry from H. undulata of Japan.
    Hosta was named by the Austrian, Leopold Trattinick who honored his friend and fellow countryman, Dr. N.T. Host.


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