• Water & Maintenance: Water until established. Can tolerate some sun, prefers partial to full shade. After being established, low- to no- maintenance, except for pest control (see below).
• Growth & Spread: Medium to fast growing. A height of 0.4 to 0.6 m and a spread of 1.0 to 1.6 m
• Flourishing Season: In early summer months of June and July arrive lilac-coloured flowers.
• Characteristics: A broad, waxy/shiny leaf with a thin, yellow changing to white margin.
• Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm
The “Winter Snow” is a distinct hosta with a broad, ribbed leaf that appears to have a shiny, waxy layer covering it. This plant has smooth edges, which can sometimes be gently wavy or curled.
These plants grow from a central clump and the leaves spread out to provide a dense, shaded groundcover. Because of this, they are very good to use in border areas to control weed growth. They prefer moist soils that drain well. If exposed to significant amounts of sunlight, ensure that they remain regularly watered.
Hostas can be divided every two to four years in order to thin or transplant. Dividing the plants helps to encourage more vigorous growth and allows the plants an appropriate amount of space to fully develop.
They are relatively disease-free. However, slugs and snails are pests that are attracted to the plants and also appreciate the groundcover hostas offer. A suggested organic method to deal with these pests, is to this is spray a nematoid-filled solution on the soil around the hostas. These worm-like creatures will organically dispose of these pests.
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