Hosta

Hosta 'Little Aurora'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hosta (Hosta 'Little Aurora')
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Genus:  Hosta
A fast grower, 'Little Aurora' has cupped, puckered leaves and a metallic sheen, with soft-lavender flowers from late June into early July.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Useful in mass plantings and at the base of trees and 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
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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