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Hosta Wide Brim

The medium green leaves have wide, irregular pale green to white margins and interesting puckering that adds texture to the shade garden.

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 16-24" tall, 32-36" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 15HOSG
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 16-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 32-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Emerald heart shaped corrugated leaves with buttery margins.
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers, Borders, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Hostas are shade lovers grown mostly for their beautiful foliage, and they're probably the very best plants for groundcover under trees in most parts of the U.S. Its simple: they're delighted to grow in shady spots where your grass will not. (They are super hardy in cold areas, but are somewhat difficult as far south as the Gulf Coast.)

Any gardener who lives in the huge area where Hostas are popular knows them. Now with over 1000 named cultivars, there are Hosta collectors everywhere. Just choose your favorites from the small, medium, and large sizes, and an endless choice of leaf designs. The plants, members of the lily family, are native to Korea, China and Japan, and gardeners there have used them for centuries for landscaping. The craze for Hostas is more recent in the U.S. And why not? They offer an endless variety of their wonderful fountain mound shape of handsome foliage--in lush shades of green, bluish-green, yellowish green, and all sorts of variegated types. Nothing is easier to grow; in fact, most gardeners simply ignore them, and they form their beautiful round shapes all by themselves, year after year.

Propagation is simple, too: If you've never divided a Hosta, let me tell you how simple and successful it can be. I once volunteered to help a friend divide three or four large, old Hosta clumps into smaller plants to line a shady walk. We began by digging them up, and then split the big fleshy root masses with a hatchet. Underground, Hostas are much like Daylilies, with fleshy, heavy masses of thick rootstocks. Once, we had the old clumps chopped into 8 or 10 equal-size pieces each, we simply dug a trench on both sides of the shady walk, and buried the pieces spaced evenly apart. They looked fine on through that summer, and the very next spring, each one was up, healthy, and already formed into a perfect circle! So don't think if you divide yours, you'll disturb that wonderful round fountain shape. They just recover and create a new whorled circle wherever you put the divided pieces. Today, that walk is edged with large, lush circles of Hosta foliage all season long.

The Flowers Yes, Hostas do flower, and some cultivars have quite beautiful blooms, mostly purplish, blue or white, on tall lily-like stems above the foliage. Hosta purists often nip off the flower stalks before they can bloom, preferring to throw all the growth into the all-important foliage of the plants.

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  • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

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  • Garden Gloves

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  • Coral Bells Palace Purple

    Coral Bells Palace Purple

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4.7

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4.0

Lovely Shade Plant

By Gardener Gal

from Ogden, UT

Pros

  • Beautiful green
  • Fast growing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beautiful Leaves
    • Large Area Plant
    • Loves Shade

    Comments about Hosta Wide Brim:

    I planted these Hosta last year at the end of the season just as I received them in the mail. They are just starting to emerge, May 20. It has been a cold year here in Utah. They are going to be lovely among the Columbine as well as Ferns and other Hosta.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent quality, great plants!

    By LindaB

    from Oak Ridge, NC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bargain
    • Easy care
    • Healthy
    • Ready to grow
    • Robust
    • Strong
    • Tough

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • shade

    Comments about Hosta Wide Brim:

    I have lots of shade; these are perfect plants for me. They arrived strong and ready to grow and have thrived through a wickedly hot, dry summer. Great plants, great price! Terrific way to expand my hosta collection (there's always room for one more!) at a low cost. Delighted.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These hostas are lovely! A real joy.

    By flower keeper

    from Warrensburg, MO

    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Regular gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Hardy
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Erosion Control

      Comments about Hosta Wide Brim:

      I used these hostas as the border in front of two levels of taller plants. I gave some to a friend. Too lovely not to share!

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      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

        Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

      • Garden Gloves

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        Coral Bells Palace Purple

      Shipping

      Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

        Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

      • Coral Bells Palace Purple

        Coral Bells Palace Purple

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