• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Variegated Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in highly enriched, well-drained soils with dappled shade. Tolerates some sun, with consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat appearance, prune old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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