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Featured below is the 'Patriot' Hosta.
Hosta xhybrida 'Patriot'
Patriot Hosta, the 1997 Hosta of the Year, a sport of 'Francee' with the same beautiful dark green centers and form, but with a much wider crisp white margin. It is very showy! Lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer. For the best results, plant in a morning sun location with moist, rich well drained soil. It grows to heights of 15-20 inches and widths of 24 inches. It does well in shade. The Patriot Hosta stands out in a crowd of Hostas, or serves as a specimen when by itself.
Hosta is a slow growing clump-forming ground cover and foliage plant for partial sun to full shadeareas. They are long lived reliable plants that are easy to grow and offer dramatic foliage as well as attractive and sometimes sweet-smelling flowers.
Tall lavender or white flower spikes rise above the foliage in summer and early fall. The big leaves are bold, sometimes wavy-edged, in rich shades of green, blue green, gold, and variegated combinations. Sizes range from compact dwarfs to giant clumps 5 feet across. Plant in spring, late summer or early fall in well-drained soil.
Landscape uses include foundations, beds, edgings, borders, group plantings, entranceways, understory plantings beneath large trees, or focal points in the shade.
Hosta is named for Dr. Nicolas Tomas Host of 19th century Austria.
Hosta is the classic foliage perennial for shady sites, and along with Daylily, is one of the top two selling perennials.