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HOSTA 'Crown Jewel'

Image of Hosta 'Crown Jewel'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Crown Jewel'

Plant Common Name

Crown Jewel Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The chartreuse-leaved ‘Crown Jewel,’ like other hostas with yellow leaves, needs some to develop it brightest color. Herbaceous perennials, hostas are grown for their attractive leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance for shade. The white-edged chartreuse leaves of 'Crown Jewel' are heart-shaped and deeply cupped. The edges are undulating and the tips twist. Lavender bell-shaped flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in mid summer. The plant is small and neatly mounding.

Like most hostas, ‘Crown Jewel’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It needs at least some morning sun to maintain good color. It has average water needs and prefers even moisture.Use ‘Crown Jewel’ for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands or planted en masse as an herbaceous groundcover.

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

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • 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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Chartreuse

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Chartreuse

  • 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