• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage mounds reach 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; flower stems to 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Variegated Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh SUH-ga-eh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage mounds reach 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; flower stems to 4 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasSince this vigorous Hosta spreads out to three feet in diameter, a cluster of several will cover a surprising amount of ground. Its variegation is ideal for contrast with other foliage plants and creates illusions of sun dappling in shaded gardens. Plant in wide terra-cotta pots for the terrace, shaded patio or deck. Best under tree canopies, in northern exposures or as a filler in shaded shrub borders. A quick and reliable leafy beauty for fountains and in between rocks around water gardens.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. 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 shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Formerly known as and synonymous with Hpsta fluctuans 'Variegated'.

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