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Hosta ‘Great Expectations’
Common Name: Hosta, great expectations hosta, plantain lily
A variety of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans,’ this hosta lives up to its name! A slow grower, but well worth the wait.
‘Great Expectations’ produces a dense mass of white flowers on 24” scapes in early to midsummer. Thick, puckered, broadly ovate leaves are slug resistant and have wide irregular, blue-green margins that surround an ever-changing center; starts out chartreuse in the spring, turns to yellow, then to creamy yellow, and finally to white (colors vary with light levels). Fern green streaks are painted between the margin and center of each leaf; the result is that every leaf is unique!
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.
Photo(s) courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Size: 4.5” potted plant
Flower/Foliage Description: Racemes of bell-shaped, near-white flowers appear in summer on scapes rising above the foliage mound to 34” tall. The mound of large, variegated, oval, puckered, basal leaves have creamy white centers and wide, irregular, blue-green margins. Leaf centers emerge gold in spring before aging to creamy white.
Light Requirement: Partial 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, Slug Resistant, Showy Foliage, Showy Flower, Cut Foliage, Cut Flower, Fall Interest, Colour Changer, Award Winner
1997 Best Variegated Hosta in a Garden Award (American Hosta Society)
1994 Best Variegated Leaf Award (American Hosta Society)
1994 President's Exhibitor Trophy (American Hosta Society)
1992 Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award (American Hosta Society)
Care: Easy Care, Slow Grower, Cut off stems after bloom to encourage new growth
Brand Hong Quat Packging
Calo 36 Calo
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