• Water & Maintenance: Water until established. After being established, low- to no- maintenance, except for pest control (see below).
• Growth & Spread: Fast-growing. Height around 0.5 m and spread to 1.0 m
• Flourishing Season: July and August
• Characteristics: Irregular, green leaves with white bordering
• Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm
The Hosta “Patriot” is a favorite addition to the garden due to its striking contrast of colors from the deep green in the innermost portion of the broad, wedge-shaped leaf to the outer ivory-white fringe.
These perennial plants do well in shady to partially-shaded areas and make excellent additions to shade gardens. It is important to plant hostas in areas where the soil is moist and well-drained. This type of hosta offers eye-catching and contrasting colours in shade gardens that are often filled with darker shades of colours from plants like Lily of the Valley or Heuchera “Molly Bush”.
This plant produces funnel-shaped flowers on a spike that are a pleasant range of light purples and blues in color. And like many hostas has only a very limited, if any, pleasant aroma.
These plants grow from a central clump and 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. 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 these 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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