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Hosta Ventricosa

Green hosta with wavy margins.
Plant Size:
Large
Flower Color:
Lavender
Product Code:
H140
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Ventricosa

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  • Hosta Ventricosa - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Ventricosa - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Ventricosa - Eurohosta

Details

Hosta "Ventricosa" comes from China and Korea. It has been known since 18th century. Came to Europe at around 1790, then several plants were imported into England and began to be grown in the gardens. In 1931, Stern gave it the present name. The leaves are heart-shaped, dark green with distinct veins. Leaf margins are slightly wavy. It creates huge, open clumps. Blooms in midsummer with lavender flowers. It is rapidly grower.

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) 60 x 70 cm
Leaf Size 30 x 20 cm   Growth Rate Medium
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 Yes
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Hybridized by Stearn/China   Year of Registration 1990
Supplied as free roots  

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