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Hosta 'Shire Lights'

Hosta (Mini-Small)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta ‘Shire Lights’ – EXCLUSIVE! 'Shire Lights' is our introduction from a sport of ‘Lemon Lime’. Each leaf shows off with a consistent bright yellow margin surrounding each golden green center. It has been stable for us with no reversions over numerous years. It blooms June to July with purple-striped lavender bells on scapes to 12 inches. In shade 'Shire Lights' will gradually spread into a lit pool about 12” to 18” diameter. Size: 4 to 6 inches x clumping with slow increase and will remain smaller and shorter in a trough. Pot-grown division.


More About Hosta 'Shire Lights'

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  • Size Classification: Mini to Small

Height:

4-6 in

Colors:

Lavender

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Shire Lights'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Woodland
  • Edging
  • Trough
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Woodland

Origins

  • Quackin' Grass Nursery

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