Hosta ventricosa

Blue Hosta, Blue Plantain Lily, Hosta

In Stock: 0.803 lb (Total:0.856lb)
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Seeds per lb:
0.8 lb
Collected in:
New York
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Growing Info

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

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 60cm apart each way. It can thrive in disturbed open areas from 0-500 meters 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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