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Hosta 'May'

May Hosta

Hosta

Comments

A lovely medium sized variety featuring neat mounds of foliage that emerge golden yellow and progress to chartreuse in the summer; leaves have thick, distinctive veining; lavender flowers appear mid to late summer; can tolerate some light sun

Description

A lovely medium sized variety featuring neat mounds of foliage that emerge golden yellow and progress to chartreuse in the summer; leaves have thick, distinctive veining; lavender flowers appear mid to late summer; can tolerate some light sun

Landscape Attributes

May Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

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;

May Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

May Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 inches (3 feet with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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