Great Expectations Hosta
Hosta x 'Great Expectations'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Columbine (Aquilegia); 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.