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Warwick Essence Hosta*

Hosta 'Warwick Essence'

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Warwick Essence Hosta (Hosta 'Warwick Essence') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Warwick Essence Hosta

Warwick Essence Hosta

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  20 inches

Flower Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

This variety forms a large clump; leaves are of excellent substance, blue-green corrugated foliage with a hint of chartreuse; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; spikes of lovely white flowers in mid-summer

Ornamental Features

Warwick Essence Hosta features dainty spikes of white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy chartreuse variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Warwick Essence Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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;

  • Insects

Warwick Essence Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Warwick Essence Hosta will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet 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.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features