• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis is a great mound of gorgeous variegated leaves that turn the darkest corner into a fountain of light. Use as scattered relief amidst darker Hosta or other evergreen groundcover. A moderate grower, this Hosta makes a good filler between flowering shrubs or among Fern. Excellent specimen in a pot all by itself and particularly beautiful in classical Roman urns on steps and terrace edges.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia); Fern (Athyrium); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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