Courtesy of Q&Z Nursery

Courtesy of Q&Z Nursery

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

August Lily (Large)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' - Large. Gorgeous, large and intensely fragrant pure white double flowers trumpet upon 30-inch scapes on this version of the August Lily. When, you ask? Well, August of course! Each flared trumpet flower displays a double perianth; flowers can measure 5 inches in length. Shiny green leaves measure 11 inches long by 7 inches wide. Hosta plantaginea is a plant that requires more sun than most hostas to achieve its flowering goal. These are burgeoning in 2 Quart Pots, a bargain filled with the eyes of many plants... divide and conquer the empty spaces in your gardens!


More About Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

  • Size Classification: Large

Height:

24 in

Spread:

60 in

Colors:

White
Item Description Price  
HOSPLANAP Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • China

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