Irresistible miniature. Forms a tidy of mound of cascading, extremely narrow, rippled foliage. In morning sun the leaves will be chartreuse -- almost golden. In heavy shade the foliage will be dark green. Speckled red petioles will develop on mature plants. Lavender blooms in mid-summer.
HEIGHT: 10-15 cm SPREAD: 35-40 cm
Image Courtesy of Walters Gardens
1 gallon container size
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Hosta are outstanding foliage plants generally grown in full to partial shade. However many varieties will also tolerate full sun if given a consistently moist situation. Hosta are long-lived, dependable and very easy to grow. They are undemanding and low maintenance perennials grown primarly for their fabulous foliage, however all do flower, usually in mid-to-late summer. The bell-like flowers are generally lavander or white and held on tall stalks well above the plant. Ornamental Hosta foliage is excellent for breaking up alll that homogeneous green in the garden. They are great accent plants and can create a vivid display when mass planted. Hosta are also perfect for containers.
Slug Resistant Hosta -- Look for Hosta with quilted or corrugated foliage and a thicker substance.