• 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; foliage clump reaches only 6 to 7 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Dwarf Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; foliage clump reaches only 6 to 7 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Astilbe (Astilbe); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    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.