Hosta

Hosta 'Fort Knox'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hosta (Hosta 'Fort Knox')
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Genus:  Hosta
This upright selection reaches 24 inches tall and 44 to 48 inches wide. 'Fort Knox' has an elegant vase-shaped habit and radiant yellowish-gold leaves 10 inches long by 6 inches wide. Lavender flowers appear in midsummer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Great at the base of small trees or shrubs.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late summer or early spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails. In containers, watch for vine weevil. Also viruses and foliar nematodes.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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