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Herbaceous Perennial

Hosta 'Wide Brim' (v)
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plantain lily 'Wide Brim'

A clump-forming perennial with broadly heart-shaped, puckered dark green-blue leaves broadly-margined with creamy-yellow. Funnel-shaped pale lavender flowers on stems to 60cm in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 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, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Variegated
Summer Purple Green Yellow Variegated
Autumn Green Yellow Variegated
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–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 fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade with shelter from cold, dry winds. See hosta cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in late summer or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season

Pests

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

Diseases

May be subject to a virus

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