Heavily textured, huge blue-green leaves cup and twist into a unique display. After a rain, Drinking Gourd absolutely sparkles with small pools of water collected in the deeply cupped foliage. White flowers in early summer. Good slug resistance.
Hosta are versatile East Asian natives with lush foliage in diverse colors, heights, and textures. Its ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardener's hearts everywhere. We only offer plants from sources who verify that their Hostas are safe from Hosta Virus X, which distorts the plant's leaves. Bluestone no longer propagates our own Hostas to ensure their status.
Deadheading will improve the appearance of Hosta, but birds love the seeds, and some Hosta will self sow, but not usually true to the parent. Remove soupy frozen foliage in the late fall or early spring. Can be divided in spring or fall every 3-5 years.