Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty' - This beauty is a sport of 'Striptease' but with bluer leaf margins and a brighter yellow-green center in each leaf. At the outer edges of the central flame where the yellow-green meets the broad blue margins are fine irregular creamy white lines as in 'Striptease'. Pale lavender flowers open on 24-inch scapes in July. Barry Sligh from New Zealand introduced it in 2000. 'Kiwi Full Monty' is another in the fabulous related series of fantastic hosta sports with bawdy names such as 'Cabaret', 'Striptease', 'Gypsy Rose', 'Risky Business' and the like. We are struck by the exceptional beauty of this group and believe they warrant special merit... but then again we're suckers for bawdy names. Size: 20 inches x 36 inches, scapes: 24 inches.


More About Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty'

  • Size Classification: Medium-Large

Height:

20 in

Spread:

36 in

Colors:

Lavender

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Kiwi Full Monty'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Hummingbirds

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Woodland
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Accent
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • 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