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Hyacinthina

Hosta

Foliage with Flair

Blue green leaves mature to gray green. Rapid growing and sun tolerant variety. Edged with a very fine white line. Pale lavender-purple flower in summer. Attracts hummingbirds. A dependable and versatile perennial which is grown primarily for its beautiful foliage.

Hosta 'Fortunei Hyacinthina'

Dependable variety

Sun tolerant variety

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Hyacinthina

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Average Height
12 - 18"
Average Width
1.5 - 2'
Average Spacing
2' apart
Hardiness Zone
Zones 3 - 9
Plant Habit
Dense, mounding habit
Foliage Description
Blue-green leaves mature to gray green.
Flowers
Pale Lavender to Medium Lavender blooms in summer on tall 3' scapes.
More Info
See Features & Uses and General Maintenance above
Hyacinthina

See Features & Uses

Features:

  • Low Maintenance / Easy to care for
  • Excellent foliage color
  • Attracts hummingbirds 

 

Uses:

  • Containers
  • Mass Planting
  • Borders
  • Woodland Gardens
  • Shade Gardens
Hyacinthina

General Maintenance

Maintenance:

  • For a neat apperance, remove old foliage in early winter when plants are fully dormant and before new leaves emerge.
  • Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. 
     

Watering & Soil:

  • Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat
  • Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. 
     

Fertilizing:

  • If a soil test indicates deficient nutrients, fertilize by applying general purpose fertilizer in spring as the leaves emerge and once more before flowering. Keep fertilizer granules off leaves to avoid burn.

Tips:

  • Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish roots.
  • Very effective in groups or massed. 

Development Story

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. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.

Development Story
Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Maintenance:

  • For a neat apperance, remove old foliage in early winter
    when plants are fully dormant 
  • Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. 
     

Watering & Soil:

  • Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in
    extreme heat.
  • Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. 
  • Water deeply and regularly during the first growing
    season to establish roots.
     

See more info under General maintenance above

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