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Herbaceous Perennial

Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'PBR (v)
  • RHS AGM

plantain lily 'Forbidden Fruit'

A clump-forming perennial with thick, variegated leaves that have yellow-pale orange centres surrounded by wide, blue to dark green margins. Lavender flowers are borne on upright stems in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Variegated Green Yellow
Summer Purple Variegated Green Yellow
Autumn Variegated Green Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds. See hosta cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead leaves at the end of the growing season

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails; plants in pots may be susceptible to vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to a virus

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