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
Vigorous growth to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 21
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous growth to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Purple
Design IdeasExceptional hosta for massing beneath the canopy of shade trees. Perfect for fleshing out foundation beds under low windows. Popular candidate for sideyards and smaller urban plots suffering from over-influence by multistory buildings. A real standout in large pots.
Companion PlantsGroup this beauty with other vivid shade garden plants such as Stop Light Foamy Bells, (x Heucherella 'Stop Light'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'), Evergreen Solomon's Seal, (Disporopsis pernyi) and Blue Bird Columbine, (Aqueligia 'Blue Bird').
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. This is a new variety discovered as a sport of H. 'Krossa Regal'. It was awarded Host of the Year for 1983.
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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