• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers rich, moist well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water 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 to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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