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Scientific name: Hosta spp.       hos-ta

Common name: Hosta, Plantain Lily, Funkiay

Design Characteristics

Height  variable (see below)
Spread  see below
Form  clump
Texture  medium
Flower color  purple-white
Leaf color  variable
 green
Time of bloom  July-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 part sun - shade
Soil
requirement
 rich, humusy,
 moist
Propagation
method
 divide fall or spring
USDA Hardiness Zone   3-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   slugs, snails are constant problem
Comments  Size (height × width) of selected cultivars  

  ‘Aurea-marginata’      2-3 ft × 1-2 ft
  ‘Francee’                   1-2 ft × 1-2 ft
  ‘Allan P. McConnell’  6-9 in × 1 ft
  ‘Little Aurora’             9-12 in × 1-2 ft
  ‘Elegans’                    2 ft × 4 ft