Flavocircinalis Hosta

Hosta tokudama 'Flavocircinalis'

An elegant groundcover type hosta with frosty, blue-green foliage surrounded by a wide, lustrous gold margin. The wide clump of variegated foliage adds stunning color contrast and texture to shady gardens, with its slender stalks of light lavender flowers adding to the beauty. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh toh-KOO-dah-muh
LoreReceived the Best Variegated Leaf award for 2001.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide; blooms reach 2 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis is a real groundcover Hosta that controls weeds in the very dark shadows beneath shrubs, evergreen conifers and deciduous shade trees. Great filler for light challenged sideyards and small urban courtyards. Blends beautifully into the floor of a woodland wild garden. Offers much needed color and texture at the shaded edges of water gardens and fountains.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Water Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBleeding Heart (Dicentra); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Woodland Iris ( Iris innominata); Heartleaf Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

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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