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Hosta Alligator Shoes

Impressive clump of blue-green leaves with a yellow margin.
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Alligator Shoes

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  • Hosta Alligator Shoes - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Alligator Shoes - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Alligator Shoes - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Alligator Shoes - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Alligator Shoes - Eurohosta


Blue-green, oval leaves are edged with a narrow creamy margin. On mature plants leaves are pretty puckered and often remind crocodile skin. The plant will take especially nice shape in older age. It grows better in a little of morning sun.

How to grow hostas

Save light shade to shade place in your garden to plant hostas. Filtered sun is best for the colorful varieties to reach their full color contrast. The green and blue hostas are the most shade-tolerant. Usually the yellow cultivars are the most sun-tolerant. The most dangerous is a direct sunshine, especially hot afternoon sun. This is the most critical where temperatures are high. Variegated varieties, especially those with a lot of white in the leaves, burn very easily. Blue color of leaves turns to green-blue or even fully green with too much direct sun. Plants with thick leaves are better suited for dry soil conditions than thin-leaved ones, but none is able to grow years-long in very dry soil. Plant hostas in moist, humus-rich soil.

Water your hostas well immediately as you plant them. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing season.

Hostas grow slowly and may take 2 to 5 years to reach their full size, longer for the largest species and cultivars. Reserve a plenty of space in your perennial bed for hostas. Most of them are medium sized or large perennials. Hostas are almost fully disease and pest resistant. The most dangerous injury can by caused by slugs, snails and deers. 

Additional Information

Plant Size Medium   Spacing (h x w) 40 x 60 cm
Leaf Size 19 x 13 cm   Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color No   Leaf Color (Center) Blue
Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant Yes   Sun Tolerant No
Flower Color Lavender   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Hybridized by Benedict H & Hatfield H   Year of Registration 1990
Supplied as free roots  

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hosta Review by LEO, NL
Dear Dana, yesterday I received the hostas in good order. The plants are very healthy. Thanks for the extra plants, which is very good for our recently started collection of species hostas in our botanical garden. (Posted on 9/17/17)
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