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Hosta

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
HOS-tah
Description

Most species of Hosta are grown for their large, striking foliage rather than their flowers, but Hosta plantaginea has large, white very fragrant flowers in late summer. Blue leaved forms require shade, while green leaved types can take more sun. These plants are frequently damaged (loved!) by deer and are slightly salt tolerant. Hosta spp. loves rich soils.

Propagation: Division early in spring as leaves emerge

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mammoth'
  • 'Francee'
  • 'Ripple Effect'
    wavy leaves
  • 'Super Nova'
  • 'Twist of Lime'
Tags:
#white#deciduous#partial shade#summer#heavy shade#lilac#perennial#white flowers#purple flowers#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#full shade#apvg#lilac flowers#ncemgva2018#cpp#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mammoth'
  • 'Francee'
  • 'Ripple Effect'
    wavy leaves
  • 'Super Nova'
  • 'Twist of Lime'
Tags:
#white#deciduous#partial shade#summer#heavy shade#lilac#perennial#white flowers#purple flowers#shade tolerant#salt tolerant#full shade#apvg#lilac flowers#ncemgva2018#cpp#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hosta
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan, China, hybrid origin
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    shade, slightly salt tolerant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are white or lilac.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Variegated
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Hosta 'Ripple Effect' has wavy leaves that are a lighter green in the middle with a darker green outlining the leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt