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Hosta 'Plantaginea'

Hosta 'Plantaginea'
Hosta plantaginea - August Lily
Item # HOPGA
Availability Ships April to early November
Plant Size 3rd year field grown plant, freshly dug and shipped bare root
$12.50
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Hosta plantaginea

(Ascherson 1863)

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 flowers bloom in August, giving it the common name of "August Lily".

Comments: Most people say that Hosta plantaginea needs a long growing season and a fair amount of heat and sunlight to bloom best, however we have grown this plant in dense shade and still get reliable blooms here in Michigan. We believe that these plants are actually somewhat susceptible to crown damage in the coldest winters which sets them back from blooming the following summer. To prevent this damage we recommend planting the crowns about 2" below the soil and applying a winter mulch to protect them. Then keep them well watered in the summer for the best growth and the best possible flower display. It is an excellent choice for gardens in the South.

Light: Part sun to full shade. -- Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Related Plants: All fragrant blooming plants including Fragrant Bouquet, Invincible, Iron Gate Delight, Rising Sun, Royal Standard, So Sweet

Zones: 2 - 9

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  • Author: s abele
    Mine has never failed to bloom in Michigan. It is in hot afternoon sun and is a beautiful light yellow-green. A good grower and seems to spread a bit. Plantaginea is a lovely hosta and should be in every garden.
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