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Other common names
Japanese fragrant plantain lily
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
H. plantaginea var. japonica is an herbaceous perennial with shining, light green, wavy-edged, ovate or heart-shaped leaves to 25cm long, and fragrant, pure white long-tubed flowers on stems to 60cm tall in late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in part shade in a soil enriched with well-rotted manure, garden compost or leaf mould. Avoid waterlooged soils and incorporate a controlled relase fertiliser into soil when planting. Avoid permanent mulches as they encourage slugs and snails
Propagation is by division in early spring. Seed-raised offspring of species and particularly cultivars will be variable
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning None required
Pests Slugs and snails are the main problem, but vine weevils, voles, mice and deer can also be problematic
Problems with a virus are becoming more common
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