Blue Plantain Lily, Blue Hosta, Plantain Lily, Funkia
|These are the most dramatic and versatile of all foliage herb perennials. Their leaves are green to yellow to blue-green in color and range from finger-length to large frisbee in size. There are approximately 36 clump-forming species with more than 1000 cultivars and hybrids. Extremely hardy and long-lived, most thrive in shade. However, several varieties grow in full sun except in hot summer climates. Their roots compete against well-established plants. Easily transplanted and divided, Hosta's only weaknesses are slugs and snails in mild winter climates.
This Hosta is easily grown from self-fertile seed and is slug-resistant. Forms 3-foot-wide lush mounds of broad, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves. Small, lavender, trumpet-like flowers branch off tall flower stalks.
Attributes - Hosta ventricosa
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Container Plants, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot.
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