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Hosta Wide Brim

Hosta Wide Brim, Hosta, Plantain Lily

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

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-24" tall, 32-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 15HOSG

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
15HOSG
15HOS (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
15FHOS3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Hosta Wide Brim
 
4.7

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4.0

Lovely Shade Plant

By 

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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent quality, great plants!

    By 

    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.

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    5.0

    These hostas are lovely! A real joy.

    By 

    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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      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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