In addition to making great ground covers in shady areas and excellent foundation plantings along sunless northern foundations, some hostas are large enough and showy enough to use as specimen plants. Sieboldiana elegans (yes, we wish it had a common name, too) is a prime example. It produces huge, rounded-heart shaped leaves with an attractive puckered surface, in a soft blue green hue. Early summer brings trumpet shaped blossoms, in white with a kiss of lavender, that attract hummingbirds and may be used as cut flowers. Happiest in partial to full shade.
Sieboldiana elegans hosta, plantain lily, funkiaBotanical Name:
Hosta sieboldiana elegansExposure:
Light to full shadeHardiness:
28-36" high, 38-46" wideColor:
Blue-green leaves with puckered surfaces, white & lavender bloomsBloom Season:
EarlyÂ summerBulb/Plant Size:
robust 2/3 eye bare root hostaNumber: