Hosta Mediovariegata

Hosta Mediovariegata, Hosta undulata, Plantain Lily

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Wavy green leaves have white blazes in the center. One of the most popular Hostas, it's a beautiful variety to brighten up shady areas of the garden. (Hosta undulata)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-18" tall, 14-16" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 17HOSG

Plant Information

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.

Associated SKUs
17HOSG
17FHOS1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
17HOS3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
17HOS30 (Bag of 30) - Out of stock.
17FHOS3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta undulata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 16-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 14-16" 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 Wavy green leaves with a white stripe down the center.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Plants for Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

EXCELLENT SPECIMENS

By 

from CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Shade Loving

Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

Beautiful

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Building the variety of plantings

By 

from Missouri

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

    Always great service and delivered in perfect condition

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beauty and the Beast

    By 

    from Chicago, Illinois

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adaptable
    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Colorful
    • Hardy
    • Tasty
    • Variety

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Along pathway
      • Anywhere
      • Around trees
      • Lead-in to garden
      • Near a fence

      Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

      I purchased Hostas for the sake of lining my walkway to my house. They will grow in shade or sun. They make my walkway more attractive and outline it from the rest of the garden.The flowers that bloom are beautiful and the leaves of the hostas come in many different varieties and colors. The only problem I had was that the bunnies like them too. They must find them very sweet. These Hostas are survivors of bunnies and different weather situations...they survived this very hot summer. I am so happy with my Hostas from American Meadows that I will probably purchase more...to fill my garden with. Of course, the price was so reasonable I couldn't resist that either. I trust American Meadows for their quality and fairness in price.

       
      4.0

      Did well for South Mississippi

      By 

      from Petal, MS

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      Pros

      • Grew in spite of heat

      Cons

      • Had to water a lot

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

        I placed this as a border around a shade bed of astilbe. It was very pretty.

         
        5.0

        Superb Hosta plants

        By 

        from Paris, Tx

        Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

        bare root plants arrived in good shape

         
        5.0

        I love Hostas

        By 

        from far northern Maine

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Can't go wrong
        • Never fail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any place flowers fail
          • Shade thru full sun

          Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

          I love Hostas for their ability to grow anywhere.

           
          1.0

          Source of Tissue Culture

          By 

          from no where

          Pros

            Cons

            • No mention of HVX testing

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

              Bagged bare root hosta with no mention of source of tissue culture and no mention of testing for HVX which is a serious Hosta disease that if infected and planted with other Hosta will infect all Hosta in surrounding area.

               
              1.0

              Very disappointed

              By 

              from Mississippi

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Very puney plants

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

                  These plants have been very poor growers, with very weak foliage. After sprouting, and initial growth, nothing has happened. On average 3 to 4 leaves each.

                   
                  5.0

                  Hosta Mediovariegata

                  By 

                  from Springfield, Mo

                  Comments about American Meadows Hosta Mediovariegata:

                  helps fill in gaps in my yard

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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