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
Foliage clumps reach 8 to 12 inches tall by 12 to 16 inches wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Mid-summer
Botanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh HIB-rid
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 8 to 12 inches tall by 12 to 16 inches wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Mid-summer
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasThis is a brilliant yellow-variegated Hosta that produces an abundance of lovely purple flowers. Brightens the shadiest corner of small city gardens. Use as scattered relief amidst darker Hosta or other evergreen groundcover. Very lively when planted in ceramic pots with cobalt blue glazes or patterns.
Companion PlantsGrow this bright, short Hosta in the front of your beds and combine with other short Hosta for a beautiful groundcover. It's in scale with the lively Ginko Craig Plantain Lily (Hosta x 'Ginko Craig') and Kikutii Pruinosa Plantain Lily (Hosta x 'Kikutii Pruinosa'). For Asian-inspired composition, group with White Striped Dwarf Bamboo (Sasaella masumuneana albostriata) and Plum PassionTM Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Monum').
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 Hostacontains over forty different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea, from which most ofour modern hybrids descend reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introducced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. Much breeding has produced a huge range of platns with a variety of qualities. The gold coloring suggest parentage includes H. fortunei, which variegation may also point to H. undulata of Japan.
Lore:
Hosta is the grown up cousin to the plantain weed, which came to America with colonials. It naturalized so easily that Native American's claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.