Hosta

Hosta 'Patriot'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Hosta (Hosta 'Patriot')
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Genus:  Hosta
'Patriot' is one of the few hostas that can really take the heat. It's a tough plant with relatively large leaves, and their white edges shine in the shade the shade. In midsummer, lavender flowers appear on tall spikes. -Lou Anella, Regional Picks: Southern Plains, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care:  Moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
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
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Shade,
Container
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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