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Hosta American Icon

Big, green-yellow hosta coming from ′Choo Choo Train′.
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Pale lavender
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  • Hosta American Icon - Eurohosta
  • Hosta American Icon - Eurohosta
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This amazing sport of Hosta 'Choo Choo Train' has a triangular green leaves. Hosta 'American Icon' is a big hosta with round to triangular leaves. Edges are slightly wavy. Center of the leaf is green, edged with a dramatic, wide yellow border. In summer the clump is topped with pale lavender flowers. Reserve enough space in the flower bed for this hosta. It is impressive with  its beautiful color and shape of leaves. Hosta 'American Icon' is also suitable as a specimen plant. It can tolerate almost all-day sun. But then the contrast between the edges and the center become less visible

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 Large   Spacing (h x w) 60 x 100 cm
Leaf Size 30 x 19 cm   Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color No   Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant No   Sun Tolerant No
Flower Color Pale lavender   Wavy Leaf Yes
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Hybridized by Hans Hansen   Year of Registration 2004
Supplied as free roots  

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