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Hosta Lakeside Black Satin

Phantom of the shadows.
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  • Hosta Lakeside Black Satin - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Lakeside Black Satin - Eurohosta


The darkest green and shiny hosta. Hosta Lakeside Black Satin prefers shade - can grow even in full shade place. Sensitive to the place. If growing in semi shade place,  the leaves burn, in the shade does not like too many femd roots in the soil. In suitable habitats it has matt, dark green, beautiful shiny leaves. Very nice. 

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 75 cm
Leaf Size 16 x 14 cm   Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green   Leaf Color (Center) No
Leaf Color (Margin) No   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant No   Sun Tolerant No
Flower Color Lavender   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Shade
Hybridized by M. Chastain (OR)   Year of Registration 1993
Supplied as free roots  

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