Common Name: hosta
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Black Walnut
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Does best in a rich, moist soil in light, dappled shade.
Features a mound of ruffled, narrow, variegated leaves with gold centers and green edges with racemes of dark lavender flowers on 20" scapes. A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown primarily for its beautiful foliage which provides color, contrast and texture to the landscape. Dense foliage crowds out most garden weeds.
Although slugs and snails can be serious problems, and leaf spots and crown rot lesser problems, hostas are otherwise virtually disease and pest-free and are ideal, low-maintenance garden perennials. No special culture is required. Soil should be kept moist, however, especially in hot, sunny conditions. Afternoon shade is imperative for maintaining best foliage color.
Hostas are a mainstay of the shade garden. This medium hosta can be mixed with other perennials in the border or woodland garden, or used as an edging plant, or massed and divided to create a dense ground cover.