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Hostas are grown for their foliage that comes in a spectrum of blues, golds, greens, yellows, whites, variegated, some speckled and others striped. They thrive in the shade, are long-lived and low-maintenance. Many Hosta varieties have seasonal color or can change color depending on growing conditions. While there are well over 3,000 cultivars to choose from, we offer a range of foliage shapes, colors and sizes. Hostas can take years to fully mature, each year exhibiting a change in color, texture and form.
About this Variety
Hosta Sieboldiana Elegans is a big, bold specimen variety from Japan. It produces large, heart-shaped, bluish leaves with off-white blooms in summer. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1913.
- Perfect addition to the shade garden
- Easy to grow
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts hummingbirds
- Returns and blooms year after year
- Beautiful foliage Summer to Fall
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Grows 24-36" tall
Plant 12-24" apart, 2-3" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant Hosta outdoors in fall before the first frost hardens the soil or in spring after all danger of frost has passed in a partially shaded to full shade location. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant roots 2-3" deep and 12-36" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Fertilize regularly.
Remove foliage after it has completely yellowed and died back. Divide every two to three years.