Leaves are solid light green when they emerge, then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers; thick and glossy, they are also slug resistant. Light lavender flowers.
Scape height: 18″
Water: average and consistent
Bloom time: mid-summer
Attracts: hummingbirds and bees
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division (can be done at any time during growing season).
photo credit: David J. Stang