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Hosta fortunei var. hyacinthina (Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hosta fortunei var. hyacinthina

Other names

Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata', Hosta 'Fortunei Hyacinthina', Hosta 'Hyacintha', Hosta 'Hyacintha Variegata' (fortunei)

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Species

H. fortunei var. hyacinthina - H. fortunei var. hyacinthina is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial bearing ovate, veined, grey-green leaves with thin, white margins. Leaves emerge-blue-green in spring. Upright scapes bear racemes of funnel-shaped, pale purple flowers in summer.


Hosta fortunei var. hyacinthina is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, White, Blue-green in Spring; Grey-green, Variegated, White in Summer; White, Grey-green, Variegated 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 fortunei var. hyacinthina (Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 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 full shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Shallow, chalky soils can cause poor leaf colour. Mulch in spring. Reportedly slug resistant.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but 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 fortunei var. hyacinthina

Other names

Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata', Hosta 'Fortunei Hyacinthina', Hosta 'Hyacintha', Hosta 'Hyacintha Variegata' (fortunei)

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Species

H. fortunei var. hyacinthina - H. fortunei var. hyacinthina is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial bearing ovate, veined, grey-green leaves with thin, white margins. Leaves emerge-blue-green in spring. Upright scapes bear racemes of funnel-shaped, pale purple flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, White, Blue-green in Spring; Grey-green, Variegated, White in Summer; White, Grey-green, Variegated 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 fortunei var. hyacinthina (Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 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 full shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Shallow, chalky soils can cause poor leaf colour. Mulch in spring. Reportedly slug resistant.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hosta fortunei var. hyacinthina (Plantain lily 'Hyacintha Variegata')

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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