Vines, Creepers, Perennials, Grass and Ferns: Hosta (Plantain Lily)

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Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Abiqua Drinking Gourd has blue-green foliage that curves up to form a "cup", sometimes 7.5+cm deep! Slugs don't like this plant much.

Hosta 'Blue Mammoth'

Plantain Lily Blue Mammoth is one of the largest Blue Hosta varieties. The plant will mature at 1.2-1.5m across! The powdery-blue leaves are heavily quilted (deeply veined). Flowers are almost white and appear in summer. This plant is slug resistant. Note: Bright light or sun exposure tends to fade the deep blue colour of blue hostas to green.

Hosta fortunei 'Gold Standard'

Gold Standard Plantain Lily's leaves emerge green in spring and will soon turn yellow, leaving a green margin. The centre will change to almost white by fall. It needs a few hours of sun per day to get the best colouring. Lavender flowers in July.

Hosta 'Francee'

The Francee Lily is a perennial which has a wide low form, with dark green glossy heart shaped leaves with thick white edges. Lavender flowers emerge from mid to late summer.

Hosta 'Frances Williams'

Plantain Lily Frances Williams is a sieboldiana elegans mutation and possible the best known Hosta cultivar. Large, rounded , puckered blue green leaves with a wide golden margin.

Hosta 'Golden Tiara'

The Golden Tiara Lily is a perennial that forms a short mound, covered in green rounded foliage with cream coloured edging. During the summer months lily blooms of deep lavender colour appear.

Hosta 'Queen Josephine'

The Queen Josephine Lily is a perennial that has a short mounded form, covered in smooth green ovate foliage, with yellow margins that turn cream coloured as the season progresses. medium purple flowers emerge in midsummer.

Hosta fortunei 'Hyacinthina'

This Plantain Lily's new leaves emerge blue-green and mature grey-green, edged with a very narrow white margin. Pale, lavender purple flowers appear in July.

Hosta 'Patriot'

Patriot Plantain Lily is a sport of Francee and has forest green leaves with a striking wide, white edge and lavender flowers in summer. Tolerates some sun exposure. Very, very popular!

Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'

A Plantain Lily with large blue-green leaves that are just under 30cm (1') wide, and over 30cm (1') long, heart-shaped, thick textured and heavily corrugated. Flower spikes can be 90cm (3') tall with white flowers tinged violet. Slow to establish.

Hosta undulata 'Mediovariegata'

Plantain Lily (aka Hosta undulata 'Variegata') with wavy, twisted green oval foliage with feathery creamy-white streaks in the middle and a rippled margin. Some morning sun will intensify colours.