• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 6 ft. wide; flower stems 3 to 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Lush, Blue Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, spreading 6 ft. wide; flower stems 3 to 4 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasExceptional hosta for massing beneath the canopy of shade trees. Perfect for fleshing out foundation beds under low windows. Popular candidate for side yards and smaller urban plots suffering from over-influence by multistory buildings. A real standout in large pots paired with golden foliage.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in humus-rich, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an 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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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. This cultivar is a sport of Hosta 'Patriot'.
    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.

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