Elegans Hosta

Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

SKU
04183
A bold plant for the shade garden with striking, seersuckered leaves of metallic blue-green. Larger than other selections, sure to attract attention. Resists slug damage. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh see-bol-DI-an-ah
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 2 to 2½ ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis very large Hosta fills a lot of space in the shade garden. Blue corrugated leaves offer a unique texture against smoother Hosta for an interesting and diverse foliage garden. Leaves are a cooler color than the traditional greens and best combined with creamy rather than golden variegated plant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLigularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe)

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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