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HOSTA 'Abby'

Image of Hosta 'Abby'

Bosh Bruening

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Abby'

Plant Common Name

Abby Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Abby plantain lily is a clump forming, shade tolerant herbaceous perennial that is primarily grown for its ornamental foliage. In spring, a small clump of deep green leaves with yellow to chartreuse margins appear. Later in the summer, they bear tall, sturdy stems of trumpet-shaped flowers of lavender. This small hosta prefers part sun to part shade and fertile, well drained soil. It is widely used in mixed perennial borders and massed as a groundcover for shade. Most hosta are highly susceptible to slug damage.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm (6)

  • Width

    16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm (16)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Chartreuse, Dark Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Chartreuse, Dark Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Chartreuse, Dark Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No