Hosta sieboldiana – A rather large and very dramatic clump-forming Hosta from Japan growing up to 1m high with a spread of 1.2m or more wide with very sculptural rounded heart-shaped, heavily puckered and veined greyish blue leaves from 25-50 cm long. In summer, pale greyish lilac, bell-shaped flowers appear fading to white with age, on 1m tall leafy stems which , fade to white with age. After flowering the seed pods split into tiny, star-like segments which are rather attractive
Huge, sculptural, corrugated grey-blue leaves are topped with spikes of trumpet-shaped flowers of the palest lilac in July and August. The striking leaves of this plaintain lily make a dramatic full stop at a woodland edge, where they contrast beautifully with ferns and other foliage plants. Once established, its layers of leaves will suppress weeds, too.
Common Name: Originally known as Funkia. Plantain lily
Latin Name: Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans
Tenderness Rating: Hardy
Ease of growing: Easy
Position: Full shade to dappled or full sun if regularly watered
Soil Condition: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil
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