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Hosta 'Embroidery'

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Embroidery Hosta (Hosta 'Embroidery') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Embroidery Hosta

Embroidery Hosta

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

Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  26 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

Probably the most interesting hosta to exist; shiny green leaves with a creamy white center and a fabulous stitched edge giving a ruffled appearance; near-white flowers in mid summer; a must have for hosta lovers

Ornamental Features

Embroidery Hosta features dainty spikes of creamy white tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive twisted narrow leaves remain green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Embroidery 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;

  • Insects

Embroidery Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Embroidery Hosta will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 26 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.

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  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features