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Hosta 'Tropical Storm'

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Hosta 'Tropical Storm' - Plantain Lily - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About 'Tropical Storm'

  • Small mounding hosta with heart-shaped foliage
  • Green with a light green margin
  • Margin quickly changes to brilliant gold
  • Lavender flowers
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 45 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm
  • Leaf Size: 15 cm x 10 cm

Interesting Notes:

A sport of Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'.

Zone:

3

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

35-40 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. 

'Tropical Storm' 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

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Golden
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge