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Hosta Powder Keg

Blue-green leaves with creamy white and green streaks.
Plant Size:
Large
Flower Color:
White
Product Code:
H545
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Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta

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  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Powder Keg - Eurohosta

Details

Hosta 'Powder Keg' is a rare cultivar. It has blue-green leaves with creamy white and green streaks and mottled areas. Leaves are moderately wavy, moderately corrugated. Streaks and mottled areas creamy yellow early in the growing season. Regitered by M. Zilis in 2010, comes from hosta 'Powder Blue'.

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) 55 x 110 cm
Leaf Size 25 x 20 cm   Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Blue   Leaf Color (Center) No
Leaf Color (Margin) No   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant Yes   Sun Tolerant No
Flower Color White   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Partial Shade, Shade
Hybridized by M. Zilis (ONIR)   Year of Registration 2010
Supplied as free roots  

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