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Hosta ventricosa

Blue Hosta, Blue Plantain Lily, Hosta

In Stock: 0.8 lb (Total:0.854lb)
May 2024 grow test and seeds are still nice and viable (give them a little over a month to see germination)!
  • Hosta ventricosa

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0.8 lb
May 2024 grow test and seeds are still nice and viable (give them a little over a month to see germination)!
0.05 lb
May 2024 grow test and seeds are still nice and viable (give them a little over a month for germination)!

Details

Germination:
83%
Germination test:
estimate
Purity:
98%
Seeds per lb:
87,204
Quantity:
0.8 lb
Collected in:
New York
Crop year:
1997
Min. hardiness zone:
4
Item ID:
4373

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16 deep, tamp the soil, requires light for germination

Other: Germination should occur between 30-60 days. 

Looking for a great ground cover plant for a shaded area? Look no further than Hosta ventricosa, also known as the Blue Hosta or Blue Plantain Lily. With heart-shaped, shiny dark green leaves featuring prominent veins, this plant forms a 2-foot mound and produces gorgeous dark violet flowers in August that can reach almost 3 feet tall. Native to China, this plant is rather slow to spread and should be spaced about 24 inches apart each way. It can thrive in disturbed open areas from 0-1600 ft elevation and is widely cultivated as an ornamental around the world. Hosta ventricosa is a natural tetraploid that undergoes pseudogamous apomixis, meaning it breeds true but is of no use as a seed parent in hybridizing. However, it can act as a pollen parent. So if you're looking for a reliable and beautiful ground cover option, consider the Blue Hosta.

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