Hosta 'Happy Dayz'
- Green edges & yellow centers that lighten to cream
- Medium-sized Hosta
- Vigorous grower, yet compact
Hosta 'Happy Dayz' is a fun variety to bring a bit of cheer to the shade garden. A sport of 'Orange Marmalade' with wider blue-green margins, the yellow centers lighten and the margins turn to green as the summer progresses. The leaves are of good substance helping to make them somewhat slug resistant. Light lavender flowers adorn this plant in midsummer.
Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Containers, Ground Cover, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Cut Flower/Foliage, Easy To Grow, Tolerant of Pollution
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.