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Hosta spp.

Common Name(s):
Hosta
Cultivar(s):
Blue Mammoth, Francee
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Useful as a border plant; 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

Season:
summer
Height:
18-24 in.
Flower Color:
white or lilac
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade to shade
Size:
0.5-3 ft. high
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Clumps
Propagation:
division early in spring as leaves emerge
Exposure:
Partial shade to shade
Soil:
rich, well drained, high in organic matter
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Japan, China, hybrid origin
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
deciduous, perennial, APVG

NCCES plant id: 296

Hosta spp. Hosta spp.
Dave Herholtz, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Hosta spp. Hosta spp.
mwms1916, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Hosta spp. Leaves and Flowers
Photo by Alex Lomas, CC BY - 2.0