Hosta Island Breeze

Funkia, Plantain Lily

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (28" in flower) (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Enticing as its name, bright yellow centers edged in dark green capture the sunlight to illuminate any garden space. In deeper shade, centers will transition to chartreuse. Showy red speckled petioles (leaf stems) streak color up into the leaves. Brightens gardens even on gloomy days.

H. Island Breeze was named One of the Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. 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.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Hosta General Information:

Hosta display lush foliage in diverse colors, heights, and textures. Their ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardener's hearts everywhere. Good selection for the coldest areas (zones 3 & 4), good selection for Gulf states (zones 8, 9, & 10).

Hosta Plant Care:

Hosta are low maintenance. 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. Remove the flower stalks at any time, especially if seeding is not wanted (but birds do love the seed). Be aware, though, that seedlings are rarely true to the parent plant.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HOIB