Eola Sapphire Hosta
Hosta x 'Eola Sapphire'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Lore||Hosta is also known as plantain lily and is related to a pernicious weed introduced to North America during colonial times. It naturalized so readily Native Americans ma,ed it "white man's foot", claiming it sprang up from every foot print left upon the soil by an immigrant.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||There are many ways to use Hosta in shaded or partially shaded gardens. Try as a groundcover, tightly packed into a mosaic of green, blue-green and variegated foliage. Use as clumps among the acid-loving flowering shrubs and for contrast against the feathery fronds of Fern. They are excellent in shaded rock gardens, on slopes and embankments and low, moist pockets. Later in the season, enjoy the bright flower spikes that add interest and variety to the foliage.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Color and Texture|
Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9