Hosta spp. (many cultivars)
(hosta)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

dozens of cultivars and hybrids available; choices for naturalized, spreading plantings include H. lancifolia ‘Francee,’ ‘Ground Master’

Height: 6 – 36 inches


Spread:  60 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Comments & Cautions:
some cultivars may tolerate sun if adequate moisture is present; most hostas are best planted in part shade to shade


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounded to arching; flower stems above foliage

Foliage

long petioles, smooth or wavy margins; small and pointed to very large and rounded; green, chartreuse, variegated

Flowers

bell-shaped, white to lavender, variable size on leafless stems; many fragrant; June-September depending on selection

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