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Hosta 'Patriot'

'Patriot' has medium, heart-shaped, glossy deep green leaves with white variegation on the edge, making this variety very striking. It grows very quickly and easily in partial shade and has good sun tolerance. This is a good plant for ground cover, edging, accent plantings, and containers. It is very showy! A great choice for the best white-margined Hosta ever developed! Like most Hostas, 'Patriot' is a splendidly easy plant for the shady garden. This plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta's perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant. American Hosta Grower's Hosta Of The Year 1997!

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Height 30"
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime July

General Information +

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta has a mounded growth habit and is ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.