Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

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Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
20 Inches
Garden Spread:
40 Inches
  • Giant-sized Hosta makes a great backdrop or focal point 
  • Huge blue leaves become greener as summer progresses
  • Sun tolerant & slug resistant

Gigantic blue-green leaves are quite a sight. As the foliage matures, it becomes heavily textured and corrugated, allowing for excellent slug resistance. The plant attains its best color when it is in only part sun. Beautiful white flowers are on tall scapes just above the plant and are frequented by hummingbirds. A fun plant to have in the garden with its large leaves and great texture.

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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