• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 28 to 32 in. tall, 38 to 46 in. wide; flowers to 48 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    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; flowers 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
    Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide 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 regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.