Hosta Minuteman

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Variegated foliage-dark green centers with sparkling white margins. Lavender-striped foliage.

Our handsome Minuteman will capture your heart in less than a minute. Dark green centers encased in sparkling white margins illuminate the garden with its crisp clean appearance. Lavender-striped flowers. The large-cupped leaves provide excellent coverage for declining foliage from spring bulbs.

Hosta Minuteman is a sport of the classic H. Francee. Hosta thrive in shade, even in competition with tree roots, hurray! It is hard to find a perennial garden that won’t benefit from incorporating some Hosta.

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Variegated foliage-dark green centers with sparkling white margins. Lavender-striped foliage.

Our handsome Minuteman will capture your heart in less than a minute. Dark green centers encased in sparkling white margins illuminate the garden with its crisp clean appearance. Lavender-striped flowers. The large-cupped leaves provide excellent coverage for declining foliage from spring bulbs.

Hosta Minuteman is a sport of the classic H. Francee. Hosta thrive in shade, even in competition with tree roots, hurray! It is hard to find a perennial garden that won’t benefit from incorporating some Hosta.

Code HOMI

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Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium 18" (24" in flower)

Spacing Plant 30" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Low

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

Special Features

  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Planting Sites

  • 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