Hosta Rhino Hide

Funkia, Plantain Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

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.


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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: PP23,665
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • 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.

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.