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Hosta 'Sieboldiana'

Hosta 'Sieboldiana' has bold, round, seer-suckered, thick, metallic blue-green leaves that form a huge mound reaching 5' if left to mature. This grandfather of large blue hostas is a gem and truly a sight to behold! It is larger than other selections and sure to attract attention. Resists slug damage. The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta's perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Fragrant Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Height 24-50"
Spacing 12-30"
Hardiness Zones 3-8, very hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, Elongated Heart-Shapped Leaves that are variously marked with colored foliage.
Flower White
Bloomtime Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hostas have a mounded growth habit and are 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.