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Hosta 'Stepping Out'

Stepping Out Hosta

Hosta

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A blue-green leaf center with lovely gold margins; leaf is heart shaped, with thick substance; spikes of pale lavender flowers in mid-summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border

Description

A blue-green leaf center with lovely gold margins; leaf is heart shaped, with thick substance; spikes of pale lavender flowers in mid-summer; a stunning specimen in the garden or border

Landscape Attributes

Stepping Out 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;

Stepping Out Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Stepping Out Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 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 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:

18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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