Black Hills Hosta foliage
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A large and vigorous variety featuring dense mounds of heavily textured, deep green, heart-shaped leaves; lavender flowers appear in mid-summer; adds texture, contrast and color to shaded beds, borders and containers; low maintenance and easy to grow
Black Hills Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive crinkled heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Black Hills Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
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;
Black Hills Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Black Hills Hosta will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a slow 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.