- Giant-size Hosta is a good substitute for shrubs in the shade garden
- Huge bluish-green leaves
- White flowers attract hummingbirds
Hosta 'Krossa Regal' is a large variety with great garden appeal. It forms a massive vase-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. The foliage is the most blue in the spring.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
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.