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Hosta Bill Brincka

For sure not the common hosta.
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  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka
  • Hosta Bill Brincka


Green leaves with a yellow border are topped in the mid summer with nice, dark purple flowers. Hosta Bill Brincka comes from Hosta Opipara. According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...represents a virus-free version of 'Opipara'. Most 'Opipara' specimens in the U.S. were infected with a virus (probably Hosta Virus X) before Bill Brincka imported this clean plant from Japan“. Magnificent!

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) 35 x 70 cm
Leaf Size 16 x 10 cm   Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color No   Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant No   Sun Tolerant Yes
Flower Color Lavender   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Sun
Hybridized by W. Brincka   Year of Registration 1988
Supplied as free roots  

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