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HOSTA 'Dew Drop'

Image of Hosta 'Dew Drop'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Dew Drop'

Plant Common Name

Dew Drop Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their leaves, mounding habit, toughness, and tolerance of shade. This one, ‘Devon Green,’ is a tiny hosta that forms neat tufts of outsized, thick, heart-shaped dark green leaves accented by a thin white margin. Lavender bell-shaped flowers appear on stems held above the foliage in midsummer. This hosta, though small, occasionally re-blooms.

Like most hostas, ‘Dew Drop’ hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It has average water needs and prefers even moisture. Use ‘Dew Drop’ to edge a shaded perennial garden or planted en masse to make a herbaceous ground cover.

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

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • 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, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Dark 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