Hosta 'Diana Remembered'
Common Name: hosta
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asparagaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Colorful
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Black Walnut

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Does best in rich, moist, organic soils in light, sun-dappled shade to dense shade. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn (perhaps easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl).

Noteworthy Characteristics

‘Diana Remembered’ is a hosta cultivar that features a 12-16” tall mound of medium, broad-ovate, puckered, basal, blue-green leaves variegated with slightly rippled, creamy white margins that extend to the petioles. Foliage mound will typically spread to 20-24”. Racemes of large, fragrant, tubular white flowers (to 4”) appear in summer on scapes rising above the foliage mound to 28” tall. This is a sport of the long popular H. ‘Seventh Heaven’. Kulpa 1997.

Problems

Slugs and snails are attracted to the foliage, chewing jagged holes in the leaves, and if left unchecked, can cause serious damage over a fairly short period of time. Leaf spots and crown rot are less frequent problems. Otherwise, hostas are virtually pest-free and are considered ideal low-maintenance garden perennials.

Garden Uses

Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta can be mixed with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens, or used as an edging plant. Mass for a showy ground cover.