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Hosta plantaginea

Also called August Lily


Hosta plantaginea - Plantain Lily - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Hosta plantaginea

  • AKA Hosta plantaginea var. grandiflora or Hosta subcordata grandiflora alba
  • Large mound of shiny, mid-green foliage
  • Distinct deep veining and slightly wavy leaves
  • Very fragrant pure white flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 85 cm
  • Foliage Height: 65 cm
  • Leaf Size: 28 cm x 18 cm

Interesting Notes:

 Hosta plantaginea has been used to breed many cultivars because of its extremely fragrant flowers and later season bloom time. 

Zone:

3

Height:

60-65 cm

Spread:

125-150 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. 

Hosta plantaginea Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Hosta plantaginea