A top variety of Hosta with superb heart-shaped foliage having blue-green leaves with a half inch border of creamy-yellow that gradually turns white over the season. Producing lovely pale lilac flowers from June to August, this hosta is great in a shaded spot and will keep its foliage until the first frost of the season - hence the name.
Hostas originate from China and Japan and are arguably one of the best perennials for shade, along with ferns. They prefer a part shade/shady spot in a tub, container or the border and need a position in the garden with well-drained but moist soil.
They are predominantly grown for their highly decorative, compact, clump-forming leaf shapes and forms, with the flowers being of secondary importance, but that is not to demean them, the attractive tall stems hold either white, lilac or purple bell-shaped flowers in the summer.
*Hostas can be a magnet for slugs when the new young leaves appear in the spring so be vigilant. They appear to prefer the smoother leafed varieties and less so the more textured/ribbed leaf ones.
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Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery.
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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 1 Bare Root
Eventual Height: 30cm (12")
Primary Flower Colour: Purple
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
Flowering Period: June - July
Botanical name: Hosta x hybrida