Hosta 'Night before Christmas'
- Calculated at Checkout
- Leaves of gold with dark green edges
- Medium-large sized Hosta
- Sun tolerant
Hostas are extremely well-liked perennials in modern gardens because of how adaptable they are in the landscape. Few other plants can attain the nuanced hues, towering flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves that these plants do. Their broad leaves effectively conceal the wilting foliage of bulbs. Hostas thrive in urban settings where the air may be contaminated by things like car emissions.
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.