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HOSTA

Commonly known as Funkia, Wavy-leaved plantain lily

All flower JUN-AUG

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.

Further Reading....
  • Height
    55cm(22in)
  • Spread
    60cm(24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump forming perennial. Broadly oval, flat leaves 13-18cm (5-7in) long. Flowers are produced on arching scapes 50-80cm (20-32in) tall.
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    A great delicacy for slugs and snails! Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infections
    Place of origin
    Garden origin(USA) from Japanese source.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Shelter from cold dry winds. Will not tolerate drought. Mulch annually in spring to keep in moisture
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55cm(22in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm(24in)
 

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HOSTA 'Chain Lightning'

HOSTA 'Chain Lightning'

Funkia, Plantain lily

blue-green leaves with central gold splash. Pale lavender flowers

 
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Available Early Spring 2025 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
HOSTA 'Fire and Ice'

HOSTA 'Fire and Ice'

Funkia, Plantain lily

twisted leaves with white central splashes edged with deep green. Compact habit and lavender purple flowers

 
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HOSTA fortunei albopicta

HOSTA fortunei albopicta

Funkia, Plantain lily

thin creamy yellow leaves margined green. Mauve flowers

 
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HOSTA fortunei aureomarginata

HOSTA fortunei aureomarginata

Funkia, Plantain lily

leaves heavily margined golden yellow

 
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HOSTA 'Francee'

HOSTA 'Francee'

Funkia, Plantain lily

dark green leaves margined white with some veining, lavender flowers

 
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HOSTA 'Golden Tiara'

HOSTA 'Golden Tiara'

Funkia, Plantain lily

dainty leaves with gold rim

 
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HOSTA 'Guacamole'

HOSTA 'Guacamole'

Funkia, Plantain lily

apple-green heart-shaped leaves with an irregular bluish edge

 
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HOSTA 'Halcyon'

HOSTA 'Halcyon'

Funkia, Plantain lily

striking blue-grey leaves and small purple-blue flowers

 
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HOSTA 'Honeybells'

HOSTA 'Honeybells'

Funkia, Plantain lily

heart-shaped leaves with wavy margins which are strongly veined and pale green. Fragrant white flowers

 
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HOSTA 'Liberty'

HOSTA 'Liberty'

Funkia, Plantain lily

large rippled soft green leaves with a bold golden edge. Makes a particularly impressive pot plant in a moist soil

 
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HOSTA 'Minuteman'

HOSTA 'Minuteman'

Funkia, Plantain lily

dark green wavy leaves, edged with creamy-white. Lavender coloured flowers

 
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HOSTA 'Orange Marmalade'

HOSTA 'Orange Marmalade'

Funkia, Plantain lily

green edged leaves with broad central yellow splash, with a hint of orange in spring. Matures almost white in summer

 
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HOSTA 'Purple Heart'

HOSTA 'Purple Heart'

Funkia, Plantain lily

large mid-green leaves flushed purple-red at the base. Pale purple flowers carried on purple-red stems

 
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HOSTA sieboldiana

HOSTA sieboldiana

Funkia, Plantain lily

blue-green leaves and light purple flowers

 
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HOSTA sieboldiana 'Big Daddy'

HOSTA sieboldiana 'Big Daddy'

Funkia, Plantain lily

striking puckered intense blue leaves. Deep violet flowers

 
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Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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