Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'
- Fragrant flowers in summer
- More sun tolerant than other varieties
- Large-growing Hosta
Remarkable leaves are a light apple-green color with pale yellow to cream margins. The foliage is wavy, broadly ovate, pointed, of good substance, and slug resistant. Large, fragrant white flowers are on tall stems just above the plant and attract hummingbirds. An excellent choice to brighten up the shade or add drama to the landscape. Named 1998 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.
Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control Landscapes, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Rabbit
Notable Features: Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Cut Foliage Good for Vase Arrangements, Fragrant, Tolerates Sun, Heavy Shade, & Black Walnuts
Growth Habit: Mounded
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.