HOSTA, fortunei Hyacinthina (Bareroot PLANT) Perennial
Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Hosta ‘Fortunei Hyacinthina’
USDA Zone: 2-9
Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This medium-sized selection forms a wide mound of broad, heart-shaped, powdery grey-green leaves with heavy substance, making them highly slug resistant. Excellent for mass plantings. Good sun tolerance. Pale lavender flowers appear in mid to late summer. Suitable for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. While deer enjoy eating Hosta, this variety may be slightly less palatable to deer than other
Christmas Tree Hosta features dainty spikes of white trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive large textured round leaves remain forest green in color with distinctive creamy white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Christmas Tree Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration
Planting & Growing
Christmas Tree Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.