Hostas are not grown for their flowers but for their foliage. They come in a spectrum of blues, golds, greens, yellows and whites as well as variegated, some speckled and others striped. They thrive in the shade, even though they can withstand some sun, 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. They can take years to fully mature, each year exhibiting a change in color, texture and form.
About this Variety
Hosta Minuteman produces large, dark green, spade like leaves edged with wide white margins. A very fast, showy grower. Dark lavender flowers appear later in the season. Sun tolerant, dense and mounding.
- Most popular hosta
- Easy to grow
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts hummingbirds
- Returns bigger and more impressive each year
- Lush foliage
Partial shade to full shade
Grows 24" tall
Plant 30-50" apart, 1.5-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8, Grow as Annual elsewhere.
While drought tolerant, they do not like being kept dry for too long. They prefer rich, well-drained soil with a consistent supply of moisture.
Basically maintenance free. Clip out dead flower stalks after blooming.