• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 12 to 18 in. tall, spreads to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 12 to 18 in. tall, spreads to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum ); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Shelter from harsh sunlight. 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: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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