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HOSTA fortunei albopicta
Commonly known as Funkia, Plantain lily
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Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - mauve
Height - 55cm (22in)
Spread - 1m (3ft)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - vigorous, clump forming perennial. Narrowly heart-shaped leaves 20-25cm (8-10in) long. Leafy scapes to 80cm (32in) tall.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Partial shade - requires sun for best colour but not midday sun.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - a great delicacy for slugs and snails! Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infections
Place of origin - probably garden origin.
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold variegated -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
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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