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Hosta 'Great Expectations' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hardy Perennial

A lovely cultivar with thick, variegated leaves that have a naturally stiff habit. The heart shaped foliage is yellow, fading to white towards the centre of each leaf, with irregular blue green margins. From June to July, Hosta 'Great Expectations' produces white, bell shaped flowers above the foliage. Although slow growing, this superb variety is well worth the wait and proves to be reasonably slug resistant. Height: 70cm (27"). Spread: 120cm (48").

Culinary note: The best part to use is the hoston, the rolled up leaf as it emerges in the spring. Cooking depends on the size of the hostons, small ones can be fried for a few minutes, going well in stir fries. Thicker ones are better boiled and used as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, cottage gardens, water garden, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
June, July
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £21.99
Grow Hosta plants in sun or dappled shade, on rich, moist, well-drained soil. Before planting, work some fresh compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Alternatively plant Hosta in patio containers in soil based compost such as John In???
In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide Hosta plants in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour.

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