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Thunderbolt Hosta

Hosta x 'Thunderbolt' PP #14,232

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #30732
3-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall and wide; 2½ ft. in bloom.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Mukdenia (Mukdenia)
CARE
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.

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