Hosta, Funkia, Plantain Lily
Zones 3 to 8
2 to 36 inches plus
3 to 72 inches
Most June thru July, some September to October: white, lavender, purple
Part to full shade
Moist, well-drained, adaptable
Planting and Care
Space plants 12 to 36 inches apart.
Divide in late spring or early summer.
Mulch to prevent frost heaving.
Slugs, earwigs, deer, rabbits, voles, anthracnose, scorch in sun and drought, late spring frost damage
Varieties to Consider
'Guacamole - 24"x54", shiny, gold centered, green margined leaves, fragrant lavender flowers
June - 15"x30", yellow-green leaves irregularly rimmed with blue, slug resistant, bluish-lavender flowers
Prairie Sky - 18"x30", puckered powdery blue leaves