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

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Rapid growing, small clumps 10 in. high, 12 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early summer
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 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:
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.