Great Escape Hosta
Hosta 'Great Escape'
Great Escape Hosta in bloom
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Plant Height: 14 inches
Flower Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
A medium size variety producing blue-green leaves with dazzling white margins; spikes of lavender flowers in mid-summer; a stunning addition to the garden or border
Great Escape Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in colour with distinctive white edges and tinges of grayish green throughout the season.
Great Escape Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Great Escape Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Great Escape Hosta will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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