Grown for their decorative foliage
'Francee', 'September Sun', 'Marmalade on Toast', 'Brim Cup' and 'Frances Williams' are all much loved favourites!
A multitude of shapes and powerful shades of green
Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)
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Grown for their decorative foliage, Hostas make superb ground cover. These hardy perennials form dense mounds of foliage in a multitude of shapes and colours, which are complimented by upright flower spikes in summer. Perfect for lightly shaded areas where they will appreciate some protection from the midday sun. Mass them together in generous clumps for a spectacular display in perennial borders, or plant them into patio containers as individual specimens. Keep slugs under control and these resilient, easy-grow, hardy perennials will reward you with a show of fresh colourful foliage each spring, lasting right through to autumn.
Hosta 'Francee' - Tough and weatherproof with foliage that is deeply ribbed and edged in jagged, cream margins. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Hosta 'September Sun' - Golden leaves with irregular dark green margins that still look good towards the end of summer. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Hosta 'Marmalade on Toast' - Corrugated, heart shaped, blue-green foliage with gently wavy margins. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Hosta 'Brim Cup' - Compact variety with dark green foliage edged in a broad, creamy-white margin. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Hosta 'Frances Williams' - Relatively slug resistant with blue-green foliage and bright golden margins. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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.
10 bare root hosta plants - 2 of each variety (KC1808)
5 bare root hosta plants - 1 of each variety (82101)
These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.
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