• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 28 to 32 in. tall, 38 to 46 in. wide; flower spikes to 48 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 28 to 32 in. tall, 38 to 46 in. wide; flower spikes to 48 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering once established. Shelter from harsh sun. 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 filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly for best performance; more often in extreme heat.