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Hosta Kingfisher (Tardiana Group)

Plantain Lily 'Kingfisher'

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound or Stalked clump
  • Flower ColourMid lavender
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey, mid green

Description

Hosta Kingfisher (Tardiana Group) (Plantain Lily 'Kingfisher'). This Hosta has pointed, slightly rippled, cordate, mid green leaves which fade to grey-blue as they mature. The leaf stalks are tinged purple. Mid lavender, funnel shaped flowers are produced in August.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

UK

Interest and use

Grown mainly as a foliage plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These plants like cool, moist, shaded conditions. Protect from slugs and snails early in the season.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails. may suffer from crown rot where soil has been waterlogged

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