• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 15 in. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Foliage for Light Shade
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 15 in. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Companion PlantsBleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • 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
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A sport of the widely popular Hosta 'Guacamole' introduced by Hans Hansen. Selected as the American Hosta Growers Association Hosta of the Year in 2006.

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