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El Nino Hosta

Hosta tardiflora 'El Nino' PP #14,632; CPBR #2662

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh tar-dee-FLOR-uh
SKU #43025
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OVERVIEW
Description A medium-sized hosta with lovely, chalky blue-green, heart-shaped leaves with distinctive creamy yellow margins that whiten as the foliage matures. Violet-blue bell-shaped flowers appear on upright stems from mid to late summer. Pairs well with bright, variegated hosta varieties. The thick, sturdy foliage resists slug damage. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Mid to Late Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 14 to 20 in. tall, 28 to 40 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Violet-blue
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Mukdenia (Mukdenia)
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.