• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Green Foliage
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Astilbe (Astilbe); Columbine (Aquilegia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during the 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:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    From breeder Kent Terpening, this selection is a descendent of Hostas 'Hacksaw' x 'Atom Smasher'.

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