Vulcan Hosta

Hosta x 'Vulcan'

A medium-sized hosta with flashy foliage that has pure white-centered leaves, dark green borders, and golden-yellow streaks that light up the interior margins where the green and white overlap. Ideal for a dappled shade border. Tall stems of showy, pale-lavender flowers rise above the foliage in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Edging
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Ligularia; Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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