Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily

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A very desirable fragrant hosta that commands attention

A very large variety, Hosta 'Elegans' Plantain Lily is an herbaceous rhizomatous perennial offering 3 seasons of interest. Grown for its dramatic ornamental foliage, Hosta 'Elegans' has huge (13 x 10") heart-shaped metallic blue-green leaves that emerge smoky blue in spring. As the leaves mature, they become thick, heavily corrugated, and gently cupped. Fragrant funnel-shaped white flowers with a violet tinge, borne on scapes up to 36 inches long, bloom early to midsummer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers make nice additions to floral arrangements.

A Hosta sieboldiana variety, commonly called hosta or plantain lily, Hosta 'Elegans' has a symmetrical mounding habit and a slow growth rate. As with all fragrant hostas, the species Hosta plantaginea is in its lineage. Hosta is a highly versatile plant, shown to best effect when grouped or massed in beds and borders. But it also makes a lovely specimen or container plant as well as nice edging.

Cold hardy, easy to grow, low maintenance, and very adaptable, hosta grows best in partly sunny to shady locations with rich, moist, well-draining soil having an acidic to neutral pH, but it tolerates a wide range of soils. Some morning or dappled sun may be beneficial, especially for leaf color; however, too much sun could be deadly. Plants should not be allowed to dry out. Hosta benefits from a winter mulch and an early spring application of liquid fertilizer (20-10-20 with nitrogen). Hosta 'Elegans' resists slug damage.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Hosta
Species sieboldiana
Variety 'Elegans'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Height 3 ft 4 in
Width 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Light Purple
Foliage Color Blue Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada

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