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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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3-8

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

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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, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull 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, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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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