hosta, Vulcan Bareroot (PLANT) Perennial
Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. Notwithstanding the often showy flowers produced, hostas are primarily grown in shady areas for the ornamental excellence of their foliage. Very effective in groups or massed. Good background plant. Shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.
This stand-out variety produces dazzling white leaves with blue-green edges and chartreuse-gold variegation; white scapes with lavender flowers in mid to late summer; provides beautiful texture and color to the garden
Vulcan Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain white in color with distinctive bluish-green edges and tinges of chartreuse throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Vulcan Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
Planting & Growing
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.