Plant Height: 10 inches
Flower Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 30 inches
Sunlight: Part Shade – Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Description: Gold leaves are elliptical and wavy, variegated with blue-green margins, provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers in mid-summer
Ornamental Features: Lady Guinevere Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive small textured narrow leaves remain gold in colour with showy bluish-green variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Landscape Attributes: Lady Guinevere Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Lady Guinevere Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing: Lady Guinevere Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.