Frosty Ribbons® Hosta
Frosty Ribbons® Hosta
Hosta tardiana 'MonLisa' Plant Patent #25,958Item #5263 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
A stunning new variety, featuring lush green and creamy white variegated foliage that nearly shimmers in the shade garden. Dainty, pale lavender tubular flowers appear above mounds of foliage in the 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:Mounding foliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousAverage landscape size:Mounding foliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:Purplish-pinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Columbine (Aquilegia); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This new Hosta is a naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of the Hosta tardiana 'Halcyon', not patented. It was discovered and selected by Monrovia Craftsman Andres Alamillo, in a controlled nursery environment in Dayton, Oregon in 2010. Hosta 'MonLisa' is distinguished from its parent, 'Halcyon' primarily in leaf color, as plants of 'Halcyon' do not have variegated leaves. In addition, the new Hosta differs in flower color, as plants of 'Halcyon' have white-colored flowers, while 'MonLisa' has pale lavender-colored flowers. As compared to the similar but white-flowered Hosta 'Frosted Jade', the plants of 'Mon Lisa' are more compact, and have brighter green leaves with creamy white borders.