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Hosta 'Spilt Milk'

Hosta (Large)

Plant Type:


Hosta 'Spilt Milk' - Large. Heavily textured leaves are matte bluish green and heavily streaked in subtle green and blue but the striping matures creamy white. Each leaf is 10 inches long by 8 inches wide. Near white tubular flowers emerge on 24 to 30-inch scapes in June / July. They are lovely in shade and will form green seed pods. A 1999 M. Seaver intro with H. sieboldiana in the parentage.

More About Hosta 'Spilt Milk'

  • Size Classification: Large

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Spilt Milk'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Woodland
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • 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