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Hosta

Botanical Name
Hosta
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
2 to 36 inches plus
Width
3 to 72 inches
Flowers
Most June thru July, some September to October: white, lavender, purple
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 to 36 inches apart
  • Divide in late spring or early summer
  • Mulch to prevent frost heaving
Problems
Slugs, earwigs, deer, rabbits, voles, anthracnose, scorch in sun and drought, late spring frost damage
Varieties
  • Guacamole - 24"x54", shiny, gold centered, green margined leaves, fragrant lavender flowers
  • June - 15"x30", yellow-green leaves irregularly rimmed with blue, slug resistant, bluish-lavender flowers
  • Prairie Sky - 18"x30", puckered powdery blue leaves

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