Hosta Rhino Hide

Funkia, Plantain Lily

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Corrugated, thick cupped foliage-wide blue margins surround narrow golden-green slashes.

You have to feel it to believe it! Suitably named; the puckered, cupped foliage has texture as thick and corrugated as a rhino’s skin. Wide-blue margins surround narrow golden-green slashes that brighten to cream. White flowers in summer. Durable with incredible slug resistance!

Hosta Rhino Hide is described in the American Hosta Society Journal as “thick and unusual”. Exhibits more sun tolerance than many other Hosta, though partial shade is still best. 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.


Patent PP23,665

Plant Type Perennials


Height Medium 20" (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

Sold In Plantable Pots

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.