• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; flowers 2 1/2 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; flowers 2 1/2 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsLungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lenten Rose (Helleborus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Not particular to soil type; best with evenly moist, well drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less water once established. 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 filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.