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HOSTA 'Chantilly Lace'

Image of Hosta 'Chantilly Lace'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Chantilly Lace'

Plant Common Name

Chantilly Lace Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, mounding habit, toughness, and tolerance for shade. This one, the pretty variegated ‘Chantilly Lace,’ is a diminutive hosta that forms a neat mound. The leaves are small and lance-shaped with twisted, pointed tips. They are gray-green with narrow white margins. Copious amounts of large, white, bell-shaped flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.

Like most hostas, ‘Chantilly Lace’ 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 tips and margins of the leaves can dry and wither. Use ‘Chantilly Lace’ for contrasts of texture and color to brighten shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or planted en mass as an herbaceous groundcover in shady spots.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • 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

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    7"-11" / 17.8cm - 27.9cm

  • Width

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Gray Green

  • 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

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes