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Hosta Bright Lights

Beautiful cultivar with very thick andpuckered leaves. Green center, blue green margin.
Plant Size:
Medium
Flower Color:
White
Product Code:
H027
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Bright Lights

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  • Hosta Bright Lights - Erohosta

Details

Heart-shaped leaves with distinct venation, puckered in maturity, gold-green with a broad blue- green margin. Very probably comes from ′Tokudama Aureonebulosa′. But with greater substance. Extremely slow grower. Mature clump is formed only after for 7-15 years, depending on the site. It still has only 3 sprouts after 5-6 years growing in our garden. It is a beautiful plant but it takes many years to create such a beauty showed on pictures which can be found on the internet. And not in all condition such a beauty is reached. We recommend as a plant for collectors and more experienced growers.

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) 30 x 50 cm
Leaf Size 17 x 15 cm   Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color No   Leaf Color (Center) Yellow
Leaf Color (Margin) Green   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant Yes   Sun Tolerant Yes
Flower Color White   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Hybridized by P. Aden/Klehm Nursery/Mark Zilis/AHS   Year of Registration 1990
Supplied as free roots  

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