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Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Plantain Lily

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Striking blue-green foliage

Low maintenance

Edible young spring leaves

Eye catching grand foliage

Ground cover for shady borders

Easy to grow

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Another RHS Award of Golden Merit holder, this Hosta has grand blue-green foliage which spreads widely over the ground. The foliage is almost architectural in its grandeur, perfect for large borders or corners which get plenty of shade. In the summer between June and July pale lilac bell-shaped flowers grow up tall above the foliage. Hosta’s are known for being edible, the Japanese are particular lovers of this leaf, ideally harvest in the spring when the leaves are young. They can be used in salads or popular fried with a little butter! In the winter it will become dormant and any dead foliage should be removed. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (48").

Height Up to 100cm (39in)
Spread Up to 120cm (48in)

Hardy Perennial

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Flowering Months


1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant (KC2460)
1 x 3 litre potted hosta plant (57849)
2 hosta plants in 3 litre pots (V59084P)
3 bare root Hosta sieboldiana var elegans plants (KC2054)
1 bare root hosta plant (KB4271XX)

When growing Hostas, choose a position in partial or dappled shade on fertile, moist, well drained soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure to improve heavy clay or light sandy soils. Alternatively plant Hostas in patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide Hosta plants in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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