Lakeside Dragonfly Hosta
Hosta 'Lakeside Dragonfly'
Lakeside Dragonfly Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 26 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Group/Class: Lakeside Series
A beautiful and eye catching variety featuring mounds of lance-shaped foliage with wide, creamy white margins and deep green centers; pale lavender flowers appear during mid to late summer months; ideal for shaded beds, borders and containers
Lakeside Dragonfly Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured narrow leaves remain emerald green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season.
Lakeside Dragonfly 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;
Lakeside Dragonfly Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lakeside Dragonfly Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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.