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Hosta 'Rare Breed'

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Hosta 'Rare Breed' - Plantain Lily

More About 'Rare Breed'

  • AKA Hosta ''Tall Paul'
  • Tri-coloured leaves change with the season
  • Starts off creamy-white with green margins
  • The center will brighten to a crisp white
  • Outer margin remains dark green and inner margin fades to army-green
  • Pale lavender flowers
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

70-80 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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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. 

'Rare Breed' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge