Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid growing, small clumps 10 in. high, 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Early summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid growing, small clumps 10 in. high, 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasThis resilient groundcover Hosta offers great weed control for under shrubs and in partly shaded areas that are too sunny for other Hosta. A reliable filler under deciduous shade trees; plant densely to create a mass or continuous edging.
    Companion PlantsThis blue, very short Hosta is stunning when combined with variegated plants such as Variegated Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor 'Variegata') and Variegated Broad-leaved Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'). Works nicely against the foliage of Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum) and the fluffy Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra x 'Luxuriant').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, 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: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • 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. Serendipity is the result of a cross between 'Blue Cadet' and the Japanese species, H. tokudama.
    Lore:
    Hosta was named by the Austrian, Leopold Trattinick who honored his friend and fellow countryman, Dr. N.T. Host.