Plantain lily

Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

Plantain lily - Hosta fortunei var. albopicta

Common Name: Plantain lily
Genus: Hosta
Species: fortunei var. albopicta

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.55 m (55 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Lilac
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, CreamFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Slender heart-shaped creamy-yellow leaves with dark green margins and spikes of funnel-shaped mauve summer flowers. The margins of this vigorous yellow-leaved hosta gradually fade to mid-green. Best in full sun with shade at midday and protection from cold winds it makes a great groundcover plant for a moist well-drained border.
  • Garden care: Add a generous amount of well-rotted garden compost or leaf-mould when planting. Protect the young foliage from slugs, deadhead the faded blooms and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant each spring
  • Goes well with: Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White', Dryopteris filix-mas, Polygonatum odoratum Epimedium x rubrum, Carex elata 'Aurea'.

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