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Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Hudson Bay'

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Shade to Part Sun
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24 Inches
Garden Spread:
24 Inches
  • Large size Hosta with thick, seersucker leaf texture
  • Blue-green color with cream center
  • White flowers in summer

Hosta 'Hudson Bay' is a great plant to fill in the landscape with its large, mounded and attractive foliage. It is an improvement over its parent 'Eskimo Pie', with wider, brighter blue margins, apple green jetting, and a creamy white center all season long. In early summer, white flower scapes bear bright white flowers. Slug-resistant.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
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.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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