Hosta undulata var. undulata closeup

Hosta undulata var. undulata     Family: Hostaceae
(HOSS-tah un-dew-LAH-tah variety un-dew-LAH-tah)

Common name: wavy-leaved plaintain lily
Zone: 3 – 8
Height: 24-30 in (60-75cm)  Spread: 18-24 in (45-60cm)
Aspect: light sun; partial shade; full shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: regular

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a mounding habit. Bright, medium-green leaves have a pronounced creamy-white centre, plus the lance-shaped leaves have a delightful twist to them. Panicles of funnel-shaped, mauve flowers appear on arching scapes in early summer through mid-summer.


Special Notes: Has fairly good tolerance to sun but would protect it from too much heat at the high point of the season. Watch for slugs and snails; they can be a pest. Good cut flower. Propagation by division in spring or autumn.


RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993


Posted on February 3, 2013