Phyllodium longipes - Plant
Common name: hosta
Bloom time: August to September
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Use a root stimulator solution at the time of planting to encourage root growth, then mulch to a depth of 1" to 1-1/2". Keep the soil evenly moist for at least a couple of months or until the plant is established. Each year your hosta will reward you with additional offsets that enlarge the clump size.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 28Â° F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- To keep your growing hostas healthy, fertilize them each spring with an all-purpose garden fertilizer.
- Additional summer fertilizing may be helpful, but not necessary.
- Granular fertilizers should never sit on the leaves.
- With the exception of crown rot and leaf rot, Hosta plants are relatively disease free.
Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta is best mixed with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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