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James H. Schutte
Carol Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Mound-forming herbaceous perennials, hostas like ‘Carol’ are grown mostly for their attractive leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance for shade. Notable for its variegation, ‘Carol’ is a medium-sized hosta. Its medium-sized, lance-shaped leaves are slightly cupped, of heavy substance and puckered. They are dark green and edged with irregularly shaped white margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers appear on stems with a few small leaves held above the foliage in mid to late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Carol’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of fertile well-drained soils. It has average water needs and prefers even moisture. In hot and dry conditions the edges and tips of the leaves may wither and dry. Use ‘Carol’ for contrasts of texture and color to brighten shaded perennial gardens or woodlands, or can be planted en masse 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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
15"-19" / 38.1cm - 48.3cm
38"-42" / 96.5cm - 106.7cm
Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
White, Dark Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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