Diamonds Are Forever Hosta

Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever'

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Diamonds Are Forever Hosta (Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever') at Weston Nurseries

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta foliage

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta foliage

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Diamonds Are Forever Hosta (Hosta 'Diamonds Are Forever') at Weston Nurseries

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


A dark green leaf center with gray variegation and striking white edges; leaves are a nicely rounded heart shape; spikes of purple flowers in late summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border

Ornamental Features

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white edges and tinges of gray throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Diamonds Are Forever 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;

  • Insects

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Diamonds Are Forever Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features