• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches only 8 in. tall, spreading 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Foliage for Light Shade
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches only 8 in. tall, spreading 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Best color in bright shade or filtered sun; 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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This sport of the all-gold Hosta 'Maui Buttercups' (a hybrid of H. 'August Moon' x H. 'Frances Williams') was released by Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in 2003.