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Eola Sapphire Hosta

Hosta x 'Eola Sapphire'

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #04147
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A special selection for the shade garden with striking, seersucker-like, metallic blue-green leaves. Larger than others, this dramatic hosta is sure to attract attention. Slender spikes of purple-white flowers appear in summer. The thick, heavily textured foliage is resistant to slug damage. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas There are many ways to use Hosta in shaded or partially shaded gardens. Try as a groundcover, tightly packed into a mosaic of green, blue-green and variegated foliage. Use as clumps among the acid-loving flowering shrubs and for contrast against the feathery fronds of Fern. They are excellent in shaded rock gardens, on slopes and embankments and low, moist pockets. Later in the season, enjoy the bright flower spikes that add interest and variety to the foliage.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
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.
HISTORY
Lore Hosta is also known as plantain lily and is related to a pernicious weed introduced to North America during colonial times. It naturalized so readily Native Americans ma,ed it "white man's foot", claiming it sprang up from every foot print left upon the soil by an immigrant.

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