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Beautiful hybrid selection of sieboldiana and fortunei Aurea. Large, blue pointed leaves form an arching mound up to 80cm tall and 1.5m wide. The whole is topped off with plenty of delicate white flowers in summer. Sometimes as a nod to its parentage a hint of yellow shading can be observed in some of the leaves. An impressive specimen plant for light shade, and I have found that it look superb in a big pot.
Hosta ‘Snowden’. Splendid hybrid of H. sieboldiana and H. fortunei Aurea from Eric Smith. Makes an impressive mound of long pointed, darker blue-grey/green leaves to 80cm high and 1.5m wide. In late summer, ice-white flowers lift the scene.
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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