Clump Size: (L) 48" x 25"
Leaf Size: 12" x 11" -- Vein Pairs: 9 - 11
Description: Leaves are smooth and shiny, medium green with prominent veins, cascading to form a nice mound.
Blooms: Very fragrant, 6" long, pure white double flowers bloom in August.
Comments: Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' is a naturally occurring double white flowering mutation of the August lily, Hosta plantaginea. The very large, double white flowers develop best with regular and consistent moisture, especially when they are sending up flower scapes, though they are not very reliable to flower. Some will say that sunlight is important, however we've grow our Hosta 'Aphrodite' in both sunny and shady locations and have found that natural moisture trumps the sunlight requirement when it comes to reliable flowering. Still, if you are looking for a good fragrant flowering hosta then try Hosta plantaginea instead.
Light: Part sun to full shade. -- Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Apply a layer of mulch to protect from heaving in winter and to keep moist in summer..
Related Plants: plantaginea, Athena
Zones: 2 - 9