• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage mounds reach 12 in. tall, 30 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage mounds reach 12 in. tall, 30 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasPlant hostas under high shade tree canopies in masses where their foliage attains its greatest value. Superior interest for foundation planters on the north and northeastern exposures. Solves problem shade in sideyard conditions between multistory buildings. Ideal under shade arbors at outdoor living spaces. Fill sunny spots in large woodland habitat areas. Excellent container plant for under porch or patio canopy and on shaded deck and terrace.
    Companion PlantsBleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained 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. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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