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Ginko Craig Hosta

Hosta x 'Ginko Craig'

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #04153

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Description Narrow, lance-like green leaves edged in white make an ideal edging plant for a shady border and woodland gardens. Thrives in dappled morning sun to shade, protected from harsh sun exposures. Also great under trees, where leaf litter falls through its narrow leaves. 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 10 in. tall, spreading wider.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Edging
Design Ideas Short Hosta like this one are perfect for groundcover or as an edging plant. If it's variegated, as this one is, these applications are even more dramatic. Keep in front of taller Hosta or other plants that may block the view. Perfect for weaving in and out of rock garden stones or to highlight a hidden flagstone path. Plant with muted cool-colored flowers from purple to blue, very pale pink and white to avoid overwhelming.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
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.
Lore Hosta was named by the Austrian, Leopold Trattinick who honored his friend and fellow countryman, Dr. N.T. Host.

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