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Hosta 'Hans'

$19.99
Common Name:
Hosta
Plant Type:
Perennial
Exposure:
Shade
Hardiness Zone:
3-9
Bloom Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
21 Inches, Flowers to 22 Inches
Garden Spread:
32 Inches
  • Blue-green leaves with creamy centers
  • Foliage is wavy & curled, providing interesting texture
  • Medium-large sized variety

Hosta 'Hans' has corrugated, puckered leaves with a curling, folded habit that adds texture and interest. Powdered blue-green margins surround feathery white centers ribbed with painterly green accents. Pale lavender flowers bloom in midsummer. A sport of H. 'Andrew', this selection is named for master plant breeder Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens, Zeeland, MI.

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.

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