Variegated Plantain Lily
Variegated Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Sagae'Item #4186 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
A classic hosta with big bold foliage displaying a wide gold band on the edges of the leaves. The golden band turns to creamy white by mid-summer. Resists slug damage. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Foliage mounds 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Flower stems to 4 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh fluc-tu-ANSPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage mounds 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Flower stems to 4 ft. tall.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationWater regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering once established. Shelter from harsh sun. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.
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