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HOSTA 'Fragrant Bouquet'

Image of Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Fragrant Bouquet'

Plant Common Name

Fragrant Bouquet Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Fragrant bouquet plantain lily is a clump forming, shade tolerant, herbaceous perennial that is primarily grown for its ornamental foliage. In spring, it produces a compact clump of heart-shaped, variegated leaves of pale green with wavy, creamy yellow margins. In late summer, upright, sturdy stems of trumpet-shaped, lavender-pink flowers appear. This hosta prefers part sun to part shade and fertile, well drained soil. It is widely used in mixed perennial borders and massed as a large groundcover for shade. Most hosta are highly susceptible to slug damage.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, 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

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm (18)

  • Width

    24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm (26)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

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

    Pink, Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Light Yellow

  • 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, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes