Hosta

Hosta 'Sun Power'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hosta (Hosta 'Sun Power')
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Genus:  Hosta
'Sun Power' is a clump-forming perennial with oval to heart-shaped, yellowish green leaves below funnel-shaped, pale-lavender to white flowers in midsummer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Excellent specimen plant for the front and center of the border.
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. Full sun brings out the leaf color.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late summer or early spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, viruses, foliar nematodes. In containers, watch for vine weevils.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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