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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Medium sized variety with emerging yellow centers and blue margins that mature to creamy white centers with blue-green margins; spikes of lavender flowers in mid-summer; perfect for the garden, border, or container
Popcorn Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive round leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning creamy white in color with distinctive bluish-green edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Popcorn 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;
Popcorn Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Popcorn Hosta will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 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.