Hosta 'Warwick Comet'
- Beautiful, cupped leaves have a gold splash in the center
- Thick, corrugated texture stands up well to slugs
- Sweet smelling flowers in summer are a bonus!
Hosta 'Warwick Comet' forms a lovely mound of cupped blue green leaves with golden centers that form unique patterns. In late summer, large fragrant and bright white flowers appear above the exciting foliage and attract hummingbirds. The golden centers age into white as the season progresses.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Tolerates Heavy Shade, Cut Foliage Good for Vase Arrangements, Black Walnut Resistant
Growth Habit: Mounded
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.