Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    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
    Reaches up to 24 inches tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches up to 24 inches tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasUse this vigorous hosta as a groundcover beneath the canopy of shade trees and groves. Makes a beautiful carpet beneath aging shrubs with exposed legs. Add to foundation plantings to fill in gaps with vibrant green foliage and flowers. Exceptional along the edge of a flagstone walk, beneath a fountain or popping out between stones of a rock waterfall.
    Companion PlantsThis smaller Hosta stands well in front of Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra x 'Luxuriant'). For contrast at a similar height, try the blue flowers and bronze foliage of Catlin's Giant Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'), the dainty Woodland Iris ( Iris innominata) and the pink-flowering Heartleaf Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia).
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    History:
    This genus was named for Dr. N. T. Host, a contemporary of Austrian Leopold Trattinick. The genus to this day contains about forty mostly native to China and Japan. Most modern hybrids such as this are derived from H. Plantaginea often influenced by H. undulatabreeding This is the first widely grown fragrant flowered hosta variety introduced in 1950.