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Hosta Great Expectations

One from the most outstanding color combination of all hostas.
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  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Great Expectations - Eurohosta


Light green to yellow-green leaves with wide, blue- green edge passing through the center. Slug resistant. White flowers. Initially grows slowly and it is quite sensitive - in the first 2-3 years needs a bit more care. When fully established, grows well and develops to the wonderful perennial. Already in the third or fourth year respectively, very slug resistant and hardy. At maturity, one of the most beautiful cultivars. A superb hosta!

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. 

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Plant Size Large   Spacing (h x w) 50 x 120 cm
Leaf Size 30 x 25 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 Sun, Partial Shade
Hybridized by Bond/Aden   Year of Registration 1990
Supplied as free roots  

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