A safe bet
The Hosta sieboldiana species is native to Japan and appreciated for its giant size (up to 1 metre), its 50 cm long, thick, puckered leaves and its great vigour.
Hosta sieboldiana var 'Elegans' has very attractive sculptural blue-grey leaves and spikes of lilac trumpet flowers. As an edging plant it contrasts beautifully with other remarkable foliage plants: ferns, Polygonatum, Heuchera, Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata', Brunnera, Hakonechloa.
And in the autumn, a dramatic scene as its huge leaves turn golden yellow.
Snail resistant, vigorous growth, an architectural habit. Over the years Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' will always be a safe bet.
Grow in partial shade in good, fertile, damp, but well-drained garden soil, sheltered from drying winds. It is possible to grow this hosta in alkaline soil by adding a topsoil layer of compost or ericaceous compost. Mulch at the beginning of spring.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: mauve
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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