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HOSTA 'Flower Power'

Image of Hosta 'Flower Power'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Flower Power'

Plant Common Name

Flower Power Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance of shade. This one, the pretty ‘Flower Power,’ is a medium to large hosta that forms attractive, upright clumps. Its lance-shaped leaves are ruffled, heavily ribbed and glossy. They emerge gray-green and turn metallic green as they mature. An abundance of very fragrant, large, white, bell-shaped flowers appear in early summer. They appear atop leafless stems held above the foliage.

Like most hosta ‘Flower Power’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It prefers average water and even moisture. Use ‘Flower Power’ for its color and habit in shaded perennial and woodlands, or massed as a 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

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm

  • Width

    38"-46" / 96.5cm - 116.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early 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)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • 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

    Glossy

  • 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