Hosta fortunei 'Patriot'

Hosta fortunei ‘Patriot’    Family: Hostaceae
(HOSS-tah fore-TUNE-ee-eye)
syn. Hosta ‘Patriot’

Common name: plaintain lily
Zone: 3 – 8
Height: 24 in (60cm)   Spread: 36-48 in (90-120cm)
Aspect: light sun; partial shade; full shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: regular    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a mounding habit. Glossy, heart-shaped, puckered, medium-green leaves have wide, irregular streaks of creamy white on the margins. Panicles of lavender flowers appear on strong stems in July and August.

 

Special Notes: This hybrid seedling from Hosta ‘Francee’ has fairly good sun tolerance. A medium-sized cultivar, it is reported to be rabbit resistant. Watch for slugs and snails when leaf tips are emerging in early spring. Some seeds are fertile. Propagate by division in early spring or autumn.


Hosta of the Year 1997; Great Plant Pick 2012

 

Posted on January 31, 2013