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Hosta 'Americana'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:

HOSTA


Hosta 'Americana' - 25% off 4 available. This striking medium-sized sport of 'Loyalist' displays a big white streaked flame as the central color broadly limned with very dark green with a sheen. 'Americana' is a very clean looking cultivar with thick, waxy, broadly ovate leaves, 7 inches long, 5 inches wide. Good slug resistance. Medium lavender tubular flowers occur July-August on scapes 20 inches tall. We have hummingbirds, bees and butterflies visiting our Hosta flowers... please stop cutting off the flowering scapes - aside from robbing the flying creatures from sustenance it is to be blunt: a bizarre affectation! This sport of 'Loyalist' was introduced by Walters Gardens. Established pot grown plant from division.


 


Height:

18 in

Spread:

24 in

Colors:

Lavender
Item Description Price  
HOSAMERA Hosta 'Americana' (3.5 inch Square Press Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) Sale Price $9.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Americana'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

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