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HOSTA

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.

Further Reading....

  • 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 perennials.
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade - yellow leaved varieties need sun but not midday sun.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown primarily for their bold foliage.
  • Pests & Diseases - a great delicacy for slugs and snails! Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infections.
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Japan, eastern Russia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - shelter from cold dry winds. Will not tolerate drought. Mulch annually in spring to keep in moisture.

Buy Varieties of HOSTA

HOSTA 'Fire and Ice'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Fire and Ice'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Twisted leaves with white central splashes edged with deep green. Compact habit and lavender purple flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA fortunei albopicta

HOSTA fortunei albopicta  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Thin creamy yellow leaves margined green. Mauve flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each
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HOSTA fortunei aureomarginata  AWARD

HOSTA fortunei aureomarginata  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Leaves heavily margined golden yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Francee'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Francee'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Dark green leaves margined white with some veining, lavender flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Golden Tiara'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Golden Tiara'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Dainty leaves with gold rim
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Guacamole'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Guacamole'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Apple-green heart-shaped leaves with an irregular bluish edge
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Halcyon'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Halcyon'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Striking blue-grey leaves and small purple-blue flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Honeybells'

HOSTA 'Honeybells'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Heart-shaped leaves with wavy margins which are strongly veined and pale green. Fragrant white flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each
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HOSTA 'Liberty'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Liberty'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Large rippled soft green leaves with a bold golden edge. Makes a particularly impressive pot plant in a moist soil
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each
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HOSTA 'Minuteman'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Minuteman'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Dark green wavy leaves, edged with creamy-white. Lavender coloured flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Orange Marmalade'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Orange Marmalade'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Green edged leaves with broad central yellow splash, with a hint of orange in spring. Matures almost white in summer
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Purple Heart'

HOSTA 'Purple Heart'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Large mid-green leaves flushed purple-red at the base. Pale purple flowers carried on purple-red stems
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA sieboldiana

HOSTA sieboldiana  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Blue-green leaves and light purple flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA sieboldiana 'Big Daddy'  AWARD

HOSTA sieboldiana 'Big Daddy'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Striking puckered intense blue leaves. Deep violet flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA sieboldiana elegans  AWARD

HOSTA sieboldiana elegans  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Enormous blue-green ribbed leaves and white flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'  AWARD

HOSTA sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
An outstanding variety with large amounts of yellow edging to bluish-green leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Stained Glass'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Stained Glass'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
A new variety with gold centred leaves with irregular dark and light green margins
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA 'Sum and Substance'   AWARD

HOSTA 'Sum and Substance'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Very large yellowish leaves.
Multibuy Any 3+ £9 each
£11.50 each

HOSTA tokudama 'Blue Cadet'

HOSTA tokudama 'Blue Cadet'  >


Commonly known as: Funkia, Plantain lily.
Lavender-blue flowers. Small blue-grey leaves

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
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.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
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™.
Only £7.50

Vermin & Pest Control
Slug Pellets
Slug killer blue mini pellets are easy to use and give effective control of slugs and snails. Ideal in garden, conservatory or greenhouse.
Only £6.50

Vermin & Pest Control
Copper Tape
Quick and easy way to repel slugs and snails from your pots with this adhesive copper tape.
Only £7.50

Garden Goodies
Kneeling Cushion
Protect your knees in the garden with this squishy mat. Water-repellent and light weight.
Only £3.60

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