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Patriot

Hosta

Foliage with Flair

Known as a tough plant that can take the heat, Patriot Hosta also gives you outstanding, crisp, white, streaked margins on dark green leaves that really shine in the shade. Leaves are a ovate shape with a slightly wavey edge and creamy yellow margins in spring. Lavendar flowers on tall spikes in mid summer attract hummingbirds and songbirds. Good sun tolerance. Its smaller scale also lends Patriot to containers and smaller pocket gardens.

Hosta x 'Patriot'

Striking white margins shine in the shade

Slightly wavy leaves with crisp white margins. Takes the heat! 

Beautiful pruple flower in summer

Nice addition in the garden - compact for tight spaces

Crisp margins add interest in woodland gardens

Can take the heat more than other varieties!

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Patriot

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Average Height
15 - 20"
Average Width
30 - 36"
Average Spacing
30 - 36" apart
Hardiness Zone
Zones 3-9
Plant Habit
Mounding, clumping
Foliage Description
Large, variegated, oval leaves have deep green centers and wide irregular white margins of creamy yellow to crisp white
Flowers
Summer blooming lavender, bell shaped flowers on tall scapes up to 34" tall.
More Info
See Features & Uses and General Maintenance above
Patriot

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Displays good sun tolerance
  • Better heat tolerance than other popular varieties
  • Low Maintenance / Easy to care for
  • Excellent foliage color
  • Attracts both hummingbirds and songbirds

 

Uses:

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

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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