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Hosta Great Expectations

Funkia, Plantain Lily
$14.95 $7.47 ea.
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Hummingbirds Will Stop for a Treat
Bright textured leaves have an ever-changing center edged with sea green markings, and are topped with many white flowers in summer. Each leaf is unique and brightens the shade garden with its warm golden tones. Centers start out chartreuse in the spring, turn to yellow, then creamy yellow and finally white. (Colors will vary with light levels.) Great Expectations is a slow grower but is well worth the wait. Slug resistant. Hosta thrive in shade, even in competition with tree roots, hurray! It is hard to find a garden that won't benefit from incorporating some Hosta.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium 20" (24" in flower)

Spacing Plant 24" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

Hosta General Information

Hosta display lush foliage in diverse colors, heights, and textures. Their ability to excel in shade has captured gardeners' hearts everywhere. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Hosta Plant Care

Hosta are generally carefree. Remove the spent flower stalks if seeding is not wanted. (Not all varieties will seed.) Be aware that seedlings are rarely true to the parent plant. Unwanted or damaged leaves can be clipped off at the base at any time. The entire plant will die back for the winter and spent foliage can usually be raked or clipped off easily in late fall or early spring. Can be divided in spring or fall every 3-5 years if desired.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October