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Hosta

Hosta 'Fort Knox'

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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 CharacteristicsGreat at the base of small trees or shrubs.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.

PropagationDivide plants in late summer or early spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails. In containers, watch for vine weevil. Also viruses and foliar nematodes.

  • Genus : Hosta
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
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