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Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' (Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with glossy, ovate to heart-shaped, light green leaves and narrow, bright green stems bearing racemes of fragrant, double, white flowers in late summer and early autumn.


Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Virus Virus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' (Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained, slightly acidic or neutral soil in full or partial shade and sheltered from cold, drying winds. Shallow, chalky soils may cause leaves to yellow. Will not tolerate drought so mulch annually in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with glossy, ovate to heart-shaped, light green leaves and narrow, bright green stems bearing racemes of fragrant, double, white flowers in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Virus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' (Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained, slightly acidic or neutral soil in full or partial shade and sheltered from cold, drying winds. Shallow, chalky soils may cause leaves to yellow. Will not tolerate drought so mulch annually in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' (Fragrant plantain lily 'Aphrodite')

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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