• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsLenten Rose (Helleborus); Ligularia (Ligularia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency 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 watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Introduced by Walden West in 1989, this cultivar is from the breeding program of Chuck Purtymun. A cross of H. 'Tokudama' x H. sieboldiana, it is the recipient of numerous awards, and is among the most popular for American gardens.

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