• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 20 in. tall, 36 in. wide; blooms reach 24 to 30 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 20 in. tall, 36 in. wide; blooms reach 24 to 30 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • 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 to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A sport of H. 'Gold Standard', by breeders C. & R. Thompson.

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