Hosta x 'Thunderbolt' PP #14,232
|Description||A bold plant for the shade garden. Dramatic, two-toned leaves have wide silver blue margins with a narrow gold to creamy-white thunderbolt down the center. Near-white, fragrant flowers on tall scapes appear in midsummer. Vigorous clumps with heavily corrugated foliage resist slug damage. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall and wide; 2½ ft. in bloom.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||This very large, colorful Hosta fills a lot of space in the shade garden. Bold, corrugated leaves offer a unique texture against smoother varieties for an interesting and diverse foliage garden. The predominately silver-blue leaves are a cooler color than the traditional greens and considering the center splash ages to creamy white, this plant looks best combined with creamy rather than other golden variegated plants.|
|Companion Plants||Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Mukdenia (Mukdenia)|
|Care||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: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.