Flowers attract bees
Plant for clay soil
Plant for damp soil
Plant for shade
An old variety with large, heart-shaped, puckered, greyish blue-green leaves with wide, irregular, yellow-green margins. Pale lilac flowers appear in mid summer.
Prefers a moist soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate weak morning or late afternoon sun. Direct sunshine in the hottest hours of the day will cause leaf scorch.
Height: 12 - 24 inches / 30 - 60cm
Spread: 18 - 48 inches / 45 - 120cm
AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants award an AGM are:
- excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
- of good constitution
- essentially stable in form and colour
- reasonably resistant to pests and diseases
I'm a self-confessed hosta-aholic. I can't get enough of them and like ones' children, one shouldn't have favourites. That said, this is one of mine. One reason is because it is the first hosta I ever grew, over 30 years ago and may be the reason I fell in love with the genus. Another reason is that it makes such a magnificent specimen hosta and when well grown, makes such a wonderful addition to the shade border.
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This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.
Our web shop is now open for you to browse and make your selection from. Postage and packing charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy. We only send plants out Monday (not Bank Holidays) to Wednesday. This is to avoid packages being left in the postage system over the weekend. Shipping plants and keeping them healthy along the process is an intricate matter. As we care for the plants we sell we deliver them in a way that ensures they have enough to drink and enough protection between our nursery and your home.
Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class Signed for delivery service
Click And Collect
Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.