A medium-large upright Hosta that has the classic heart-shaped leaf shapes that unfurl in spring to reveal creamy-white centres and irregular dark-green outer edges. The leaves gradually change colour throughout the growing season. It has pale lavender trumpet-shaped flowers that appear from mid-summer.
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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Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 1 Bare Root
Eventual Height: 50cm (20")
Primary Flower Colour: Purple
Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
Flowering Period: June- August