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HOSTA 'American Dream'
American Dream Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The bright yellow leaves of ‘American Dream’ only reach full color in partial shade to partial sun. Like other hostas, it is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial grown mostly for beauty of its leaves. The yellow to lime-green leaves are edged in white, oval in shape, pointed, cupped and slightly corrugated. Lavender flowers that are funnel or bell-shaped appear on tall, sturdy stems in late summer. The plants form neat mounds of overlapping leaves.
This hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. It needs ar least morning sun to maintain good leaf color. It has average water needs, but prefers even moisture. In hot and dry conditions it may develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor hosta leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. It is best used in shaded perennial gardens or can be massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
0"-26" / 0.0cm - 66.0cm
0"-36" / 0.0cm - 91.4cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
White, Lime Green, Yellow Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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