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Striking fortunei type. Now a firmly established favourite in many catalogues, but a sensation when it first appeared in the early 1990s. AHS Hosta of the year 1997. Sport of Francee with a very wide white margin. Lack of pigment makes it less vigorous than it's parent, but still grows reasonably well to about 80cm wide. Try it with Pachysandra as a background.
Hosta ‘Patriot’. Striking Hosta with dark green leaves and a very wide white margin. Sport of Francee.
All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.
Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.
Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.
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