Thunderbolt Hosta

Hosta x 'Thunderbolt' PP #14,232

SKU
30732
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.
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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 2 ft. tall and wide; 2½ ft. in bloom.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureFantastic Foliage

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

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