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Important species Hosta. This plant has glossy, deep green leaves of good substance, and is at the root of many favourite varieties. It is the 'tardi' bit in tardiana, where it is has been crossed with sieboldiana, and that has given us many wonderful blues, including Halcyon, from which the delightful June, First Frost, Devon Green and others are derived. A lovely smallish plant in it's own right, and essential for anyone considering a bit of Hosta breeding.
Hosta tardiflora. Hosta with more upright leaves that are lance-shaped and glossy dark green. Funnel-shaped purple blooms borne in the autumn. Important parent plant, with H. sieboldiana, of many famous 'tardiana' varieties.
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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