The biggest and healthiest plant I have ever received by mail.
Hosta 'Captain Kirk'
- Leaves of gold with dark green edges
- Medium-large sized Hosta
- Sun tolerant
This variety is an improvement on 'Gold Standard', with wider leaf margins and more solid substance. The dark green margins surround golden centers and the leaves are offset by pale lavender flowers in midsummer.
Uses: Borders, Woodland, Specimen, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Good Cut Flower & Foliage
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.