This Stunning variety has dark green leaves with a white margin.
‘Minuteman’ Hosta is a stunning variety with dark green leaves that are surrounded by a white margin. Minuteman’s foliage has good substance and is usually cupped and slightly wavy. This variety of Hosta, also known as Funkia or Plantain Lily, has pale lavender flowers and it is one of the most popular of white margined hostas.
Hosta provides bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. It is also good 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.
Find a light shade place in your garden to plant hostas. Filtered sun is best for the colorful varieties to reach their full color contrast. The green and blue hostas are the most shade-tolerant. Usually the yellow cultivars are the most sun-tolerant. The most dangerous is a direct sunshine, especially hot afternoon sun. This is the most critical where temperatures are high. Variegated varieties, especially those with a lot of white in the leaves, burn very easily. Blue color of leaves turns to green-blue or even fully green with too much direct sun. Plants with thick leaves are better suited for dry soil conditions than thin-leaved ones, but none is able to grow years-long in very dry soil. Plant hostas in moist, humus-rich soil. Water your hostas well, immediately as you plant them. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing seasons.