Phyllodium longipes - Plant
Description for Phyllodium longipes
Hosta is a genus of plants commonly known as hostas, plantain lilies and occasionally by the Japanese name giboshi. Hostas are widely cultivated as shade-tolerant foliage plants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Hosta||Lavender||August to September||0.75 to 1.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Phyllodium longipes
- 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.
Typical uses of Phyllodium longipes
Special features: Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta is best mixed with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or woodland gardens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.