Hosta 'Sorbet'

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Common Name:
Plantain Lily
Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
15 Inches
Garden Spread:
24 Inches
  • Green leaves with a white edge
  • Red stems add another colorful dimension
  • Heavy crop of rich purple flowers later in summer

Beautiful mound of green foliage with creamy-white leaf margins, red petioles, and purple flowers that appear in late summer. 'Sorbet' has red dots near the base of each leaf. It is the reverse of 'Raspberry Sundae'. A very colorful plant, even in the shade!

Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Containers, Edging, Ground Cover, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Fragrant Flowers, Cut Flower/Foliage, Easy To Grow, Tolerant of Pollution, Disease Resistant
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.

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