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Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ makes a real statement in the landscape!

This metallic blue-green Hosta will grow to 30″ tall and 48″ in diameter. ‘Elegans’ features spectacular 13 x 10″, heart-shaped leaves!  They are thick-textured and heavily corrugated with a surface that is cupped. There are racemes of funnel-shaped, white flowers with a violet tinge on scapes up to 36″. The thick, puckered leaves are gorgeous and have distinctive veining and pointed tips. Leaves often emerge smoky-blue in spring. The flowers appear in early to mid summer on stalks located above the foliage on top of upright leafy scapes.

This is a very large, desirable Hosta that is sure to attract attention. It resists slug damage. Herbaceous perennial.

Hostas are a favorite mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta is effective in groups or massed. It is also effective as an edging plant. Mix with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HO256BAG Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' 25 30 $47.50

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Fragrant Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Size 1-2 eye
Height 38-40"
Spacing 36-48"
Hardiness Zones 4-9, very hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, Heart-Shapped Leaves that are colored smoky-blue green.
Flower White with a violet tinge.
Bloomtime June - July

General Information +

General Characteristics: This very large hosta may be best utilized as a specimen or large clump planting. This species is a slow grower and will take several years to reach mature shape. Hostas have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Best in light shade with some morning sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Performs best in rich, moist, organic soils with a preference for consistent moisture during the growing season. Plants have tolerance for some dry shade once established. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. 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 +

Planting Instructions: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. 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. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. A division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl.

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