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Regal Splendor Hosta

Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

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Regal Splendor Hosta (Hosta 'Regal Splendor') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

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Regal Splendor Hosta (Hosta 'Regal Splendor') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Hosta 'Regal Splendor' foliage

Hosta 'Regal Splendor' foliage

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Plant Height:  3 feet

Flower Height:  5 feet

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A large hosta with long pointed, powder blue leaves with narrow creamy yellow to white margins; an upright vase-shaped mound provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender flowers on tall spikes in mid to late summer

Ornamental Features

Regal Splendor Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain powder blue in color with distinctive creamy white edges and tinges of white throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Regal Splendor 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

Regal Splendor Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Regal Splendor Hosta will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 5 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 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.

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