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Hosta 'Devil's Advocate'

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Hosta 'Devil's Advocate' - Plantain Lily - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About 'Devil's Advocate'

  • Very large upright mound of huge leaves
  • Dark blue-green leaves with green margins in early spring
  • Variegation intensifies with apple-green margins
  • White flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late June to mid-July
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm
  • Leaf Size: 45 cm x 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

 A sport of Hosta 'Blue Angel'.

Zone:

3

Height:

75-80 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Plantain Lily

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Hosta grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Early to mid-morning sun and dappled shade in the afternoon are ideal conditions for most hosta cultivars. Some are full sun tolerant, when consistent moisture is provided. Cleaning out dormant foliage in early winter will help reduce the insect population, such as slug larvae. 

'Devil's Advocate' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Mounding
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Variegated
Blue

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting