Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily

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Large & fragrant, this desirable hosta commands attention
SKU 29517
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Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 9

Mature Height

3.3 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily

A very large variety, Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily is an herbaceous rhizomatous perennial offering 3 seasons of interest. Grown for its dramatic ornamental foliage, Hosta 'Elegans' has huge (13 x 10") heart-shaped metallic blue-green leaves that emerge smoky blue in spring. As the leaves mature, they become thick, heavily corrugated, and gently cupped. Fragrant funnel-shaped white flowers with a violet tinge, borne on scapes up to 36 inches long, bloom early to midsummer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers make nice additions to floral arrangements.

A Hosta sieboldiana variety, commonly called hosta or plantain lily, Hosta 'Elegans' has a symmetrical mounding habit and a slow growth rate. As with all fragrant hostas, the species Hosta plantaginea is in its lineage. Hosta is a highly versatile plant, shown to best effect when grouped or massed in beds and borders. But it also makes a lovely specimen or container plant as well as nice edging.

Cold hardy, easy to grow, low maintenance, and very adaptable, hosta grows best in partly sunny to shady locations with rich, moist, well-draining soil having an acidic to neutral pH, but it tolerates a wide range of soils. Some morning or dappled sun may be beneficial, especially for leaf color; however, too much sun could be deadly. Plants should not be allowed to dry out. Hosta benefits from a winter mulch and an early spring application of liquid fertilizer (20-10-20 with nitrogen). Hosta 'Elegans' resists slug damage.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Hosta
Species sieboldiana
Variety 'Elegans'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Blue Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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