• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    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 PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water once established. 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
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.
    Lore:
    Hosta was named by the Austrian, Leopold Trattinick who honored his friend and fellow countryman, Dr. N.T. Host.

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