Scape Height:4.0 Feet
Flower Color:Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun), Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Midsummer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Style:Asian, Cottage, Eclectic, Formal, Woodland Shade
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Easy To Grow, Specimen, Focal Point
Origin:Not Native to North America
Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½ feet wide and long. Large leaves are formed as a young plant, though entire clump takes about 5 years growing in the ground to achieve mature size.
- Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump
- Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer
- An outstanding focal point and topic of conversation in your shade garden!
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.