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Hosta 'Dancing Queen’
*2020 HOSTA OF THE YEAR*
(Am. Hosta Growers’ Assoc.)
Common Name: Hosta, dancing queen hosta, plantain lily
This dancing queen is proud and free! An exceptionally unique large, yellow hosta from Kent Terpening. Unlike other yellow hostas which emerge or turn chartreuse, ‘Dancing Queen’ emerges bright yellow and remains yellow all season long. The large leaves have a prominent pie crust edge, adding even more pizzazz to this colourful hosta.
In mid to late summer, the foliage lightens to soft yellow and the clump is topped with pale lavender flowers. This one is a must-have!
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in many zones. They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.
Size: 5.0” potted plant
Flower/Foliage Description: Funnel-shaped pale lavender flowers emerge above the foliage in midsummer. The showy foliage consists of large, broadly ovate, satiny, brilliant golden leaves that have conspicuous veins and boastful pie crust-shaped margins. The brilliant gold fades to a pale yellow as the season progresses.
Light Requirement: Partial Sun/Shade to Full Shade.
Soil Type: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage, Cut Foliage, Fall Interest, Award Winner
2020 Hosta of the Year (American Hosta Growers' Association)
2015 Benedict Garden Performance Award of Merit (American Hosta Society)
2014 Benedict Garden Performance Award Honorable Mention (American Hosta Society)
Care: Easy Care, Cut off stems after bloom to encourage new growth, Watch for slugs and snails
Brand Hong Quat Packging
Calo 36 Calo