• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to filtered sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Variegated Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Average landscape size:Mounding foliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purplish-pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent 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)
  • 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:
    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.

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