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James H. Schutte
HOSTA 'Ginko Craig'
Ginko Craig Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their leaves, habit, tolerance for shade, and toughness. This one, the unusual ‘Ginko Craig,’ is a small hosta that forms attractive, low, spreading clumps, very useful for edging. It has two distinct leaf forms. The juvenile leaves are small, lance-shaped and green with neat white margins. The mature leaves are larger with wavy, irregular white margins. Plants mature in four to six years; the juvenile form may be retained by dividing the clumps often. Purple, striped, funnel to bell-shaped flowers appear atop leafless, arching stems held above the foliage in late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Ginko Craig’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It prefers even, average moisture. Use ‘Ginko Craig’ for contrast of color, texture and height in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, to edge a shaded bed, or massed as a variegated groundcover to brighten shady spots.
9 - 2
3 - 8
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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
4"-10" / 10.2cm - 25.4cm
10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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