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Frozen Margarita Hosta

Hosta 'Frozen Margarita'


Frozen Margarita Hosta (Hosta 'Frozen Margarita') at GardenWorks

Frozen Margarita Hosta foliage

Frozen Margarita Hosta foliage

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Frozen Margarita Hosta (Hosta 'Frozen Margarita') at GardenWorks

Frozen Margarita Hosta foliage

Frozen Margarita Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  4 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


A vigorous and quick growing variety, producing neat mounds of bright, light green leaves with thin, creamy white margins; white flowers appear on tall scapes during the mid-summer months; adds color, contrast and texture to shaded beds and borders

Ornamental Features

Frozen Margarita Hosta features dainty spikes of fragrant white tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive large textured oval leaves remain chartreuse in colour with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Frozen Margarita Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

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;

  • Insects

Frozen Margarita Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Frozen Margarita Hosta will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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