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Geisha Hosta

Hosta 'Geisha'

 

 
Geisha Hosta (Hosta 'Geisha') at GardenWorks

Geisha Hosta foliage

Geisha Hosta foliage

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

A small upright mounded variety featuring elongated, arching and glossy chartreuse colored foliage with wide, deep green margins; pale violet colored blooms appear on tall scapes in midsummer months; adds color, contrast and texture to beds and borders

Ornamental Features

Geisha Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive tiny textured narrow leaves remain chartreuse in colour with showy dark green variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Geisha Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

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

Geisha Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Geisha Hosta will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features


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