Hosta 'Red October'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:

HOSTA


Hosta 'Red October' - ​6 available. Medium. Broad green lances are 8 inches long by 4 inches wide, a subtle blue-green mix with a glaucous affect. Leaf undersides differ in color; these are ghostly glaucous whitish green. Plant form tends to be upright. The petioles are very red - so heavily spotted and splashed that they are greatly more red than green. From a bit of distance the green is not discernible. Lavender flowers in on 23-inch scapes occur very late season, September into October. Stems and flowering time inspire its moniker no doubt. The parentage is H. longipes f. hypogluaca x H. 'Harvest Delight', introduced in 2009 by R. Herold and K. Walek.


 


Height:

16 in

Spread:

36 in

Colors:

Lavender
Item Description Price  
HOSREDOC Hosta 'Red October' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $14.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Red October'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Woodland
  • Border
  • Foliage
  • Cutting Garden
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta


Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches