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Hosta ‘Lancifolia’

Lancifolia’ has medium, spear-shaped glossy green and slightly wavy foliage that make this variety very striking. A perfect mound is formed by its overlapping leaves. It is a wonderful groundcover plant. Lancifolia forms large colonies if it is undisturbed. This Hosta was reported to be the first Hosta in America. It is also ideal for shady positions, tubs and patio pots, and one of the most popular for landscape uses. An excellent groundcover and edger, it is cultivated around the world and is easy to propagate by division. Plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta’s perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

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Plant Details +

Size 1-2 eye
Height 12-24"
Spacing 24"
Hardiness Zones 3-8, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial Sun to Full Shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, Elongated Heart-Shaped Leaves that are variously marked with colored foliage.
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime August-September

General Information +

Botanical: Hosta

Common: Plantain-Lily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.