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Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Great Expectations'

Thick, puckered leaves in creamy yellow to white with wide, irregular blue-green margins. This variety produces white flowers.

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This superb specimen selection has blue leaves with a bold golden-yellow centre that changes to creamy-white. Near-white flowers appear in June. Best with morning sun. Very slow growing. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. Elegans group.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms early summer

Mature Height:

20-27 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55°F to promote root growth. Provide 50% shade, keeping slightly dry till sprouts appear. Once actively growing move to 60°F and keep evenly moist. Fertilizer can now be applied. Generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil. Keep crown of plant at the same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

This shade loving perennial favorite is easy to grow in various soil conditions.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.