Sagae Plantain Lily
Sagae Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Sagae'Item #4186 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
A classic hosta with big bold foliage that features a wide gold band of color along the leaf edges. The golden margins turn to a creamy white by midsummer. The thick foliage resists slug damage. Showy spikes of lavender flowers rise above the foliage in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage mounds reach 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; blooms reach 4 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOS-tuh SUH-ga-ehPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage mounds reach 1½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; blooms reach 4 ft. tall.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease ResistanceFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasSince this vigorous Hosta spreads out to three feet in diameter, a cluster of several will cover a surprising amount of ground. Its variegation is ideal for contrast with other foliage plants and creates illusions of sun dappling in shaded gardens. Plant in wide terra-cotta pots for the terrace, shaded patio or deck. Best under tree canopies, in northern exposures or as a filler in shaded shrub borders. A quick and reliable leafy beauty for fountains and in between rocks around water gardens.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Formerly known as and synonymous with Hosta fluctuans 'Variegated'.
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