El Nino Hosta
Hosta tardiflora 'El Nino' PP #14,632; CPBR #2662
Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh tar-dee-FLOR-uh
|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.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Mukdenia (Mukdenia)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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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.