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Commonly known as Funkia, Plantain lily
Impressive foliage in colour and texture.
Genus of about 70 species and numerous cultivars of mostly clump-forming perennials from sun-baked volcanic cliffs, rocky streamsides, woodland, and alpine meadows in China, Korea, Japan and eastern Russia.
Many hybrids have also been raised, mainly in the USA.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Clump- forming perennials.
Partial shadeYellow leaved varieties need sun but not midday sun.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown primarily for their bold foliage.Pests & DiseasesA great delicacy for slugs and snails! Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infections.Place of originChina, Korea, Japan, eastern Russia.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilShelter from cold dry winds. Will not tolerate drought. Mulch annually in spring to keep in moisture.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of HOSTA
blue-green leaves with central gold splash. Pale lavender flowers
twisted leaves with white central splashes edged with deep green. Compact habit and lavender purple flowers
thin creamy yellow leaves margined green. Mauve flowers
leaves heavily margined golden yellow
dark green leaves margined white with some veining, lavender flowers
dainty leaves with gold rim
apple-green heart-shaped leaves with an irregular bluish edge
striking blue-grey leaves and small purple-blue flowers
heart-shaped leaves with wavy margins which are strongly veined and pale green. Fragrant white flowers
large rippled soft green leaves with a bold golden edge. Makes a particularly impressive pot plant in a moist soil
dark green wavy leaves, edged with creamy-white. Lavender coloured flowers
green edged leaves with broad central yellow splash, with a hint of orange in spring. Matures almost white in summer
large mid-green leaves flushed purple-red at the base. Pale purple flowers carried on purple-red stems
blue-green leaves and light purple flowers
striking puckered intense blue leaves. Deep violet flowers
enormous blue-green ribbed leaves and white flowers
an outstanding variety with large amounts of yellow edging to bluish-green leaves
a new variety with gold centred leaves with irregular dark and light green margins
very large yellowish leaves.
small blue-grey leaves and lavender-blue flower