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Great Expectations Hosta

Hosta x 'Great Expectations'

SKU
01991
Large blue-green leaves are accented with dynamic chartreuse centers and margins that fade to green. Tall spikes of pale lavender blooms sway above the foliage in summer. Creates a wonderful edging in shaded gardens and borders, mixing well with astilbes, ferns, and other shade-loving plants. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsMukdenia (Mukdenia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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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