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Hosta Plantain Lily 140MM

Hosta ‘Plantain Lily’ – 140MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Plantain Lily. My family originated from East Asia

Botanic Name: Hosta sp.

Mounding – Thrives in shade

Low growing I am popular for my lush and diversely patterned foliage.

My blooms, many of which are fragrant, are in shades of lavender appear on upright stems during the warmer months.

Low maintenance I do best in well drained fertile soils and am a good choice for shady locations. I am long lived and winter hardy.

I produced dense coverage and can carpet small areas outcompeting many weeds.

Long lived and winter deciduous I can die back completely with a flush of fresh new growth in the spring.

Plant many of my varieties together to create a patchwork effect.

All my species are edible and some are grown as vegetables in parts of Asia.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 0.6m Width: 0.6m
I need minimal water once established
Foliage Plant
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce mostly white blooms in spring and summer wich are followed by purple ornamental berries
I am great for mass planting either as a single variety or multiple varieties to create patchwork effect
My arching foliage and equally suits me to being planted in the garden as I am in pots and other containers

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens

Tips for success…

Protect me from snails and slugs
Plant me 40cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Asparagaceae
Other names: Giboshi



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