• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Once established, hostas are drought tolerant but require regular moisture for best performance.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing to 14 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 14 in. tall, spreading wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Design IdeasWhere Hosta can't stand the heat, try Patriot in shade gardens. This is one of the few that works well in shaded tropical or exotic gardens. Its small scale is perfect for pockets in city gardens or courtyards, where every inch is premium. Particularly valuable to add brightness in Fern dells under trees and shade structures. Ideal as leafy accents where splash from non-chlorinated fountains and water gardens keep soils evenly moist.
  • 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: Moderate
    Once established, hostas are drought tolerant but require regular moisture for best performance.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection is an offspring of the popular variety, 'Francee'. This genus contains over 40 different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea reached Europe in the 1780s, the species from which most modern hybrids descend. The blue color of this cultivar points to blood of H glauca and H. ventricosa, which originates from an oenormous range spanning Japan, China and Siberica. Due to the staggering number of existing hybrids that have been crossed and recrossed, plus the advances in tissue culture, ancestry of this and most modern hybrids is murky at best.
    Lore:
    Patriot' won the American Hosta Growers prestigious award for hosta of the year in 1997.

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