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Hosta (any variety) (Plantain lily (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hosta (any variety)

Other names

Plantain lily (any variety)

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

Hosta (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hosta (Plantain lily), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hosta (any variety) are clump-forming, herbaceous perennials with ovate, lance-shaped, or heart-shaped leaves, often with attractive colours or variegation, and erect, sturdy scapes bearing racemes of funnel or bell-shaped, lavender or white flowers in summer.


Hosta (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

White, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Yellow-green, Blue-green, Green in Spring; Green, Blue-green, Yellow-green, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Green, Blue-green, Yellow-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Vine weevil Snails , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Remove dead foliage at the end of the growing season.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hosta (any variety) (Plantain lily (any variety)) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Prefers slightly acid or neutral, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Tolerates sun if kept consistently moist. Shallow, chalky soils can cause poor leaf colour. Mulch in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hosta (any variety)

Other names

Plantain lily (any variety)

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

Hosta (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hosta (Plantain lily), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hosta (any variety) are clump-forming, herbaceous perennials with ovate, lance-shaped, or heart-shaped leaves, often with attractive colours or variegation, and erect, sturdy scapes bearing racemes of funnel or bell-shaped, lavender or white flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

White, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Yellow-green, Blue-green, Green in Spring; Green, Blue-green, Yellow-green, Variegated in Summer; Variegated, Green, Blue-green, Yellow-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Remove dead foliage at the end of the growing season.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hosta (any variety) (Plantain lily (any variety)) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Prefers slightly acid or neutral, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Tolerates sun if kept consistently moist. Shallow, chalky soils can cause poor leaf colour. Mulch in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hosta (any variety) (Plantain lily (any variety))

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Hosta virus X

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting Hosta; present in the UK since at least the early 2000’s. Mechanically transmitted so spread can be reduced by good hygiene practices and use of healthy propagating material within the industry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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