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HOSTA 'Hoosier Harmony'

Image of Hosta 'Hoosier Harmony'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Hoosier Harmony'

Plant Common Name

Hoosier Harmony Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The chartreuse leaves of ‘Hoosier Harmony’ need a bit of sun to develop their showiest color. They are glossy, wavy, deeply ribbed, and oval to heart-shaped, with a chartreuse center and narrow, irregular green margins. The plant grows as a mound of upright to spreading leaves. White and fragrant, the bell-shaped flowers appear in clusters in midsummer on leafless stems held above the foliage.

Like most hostas, ‘Hoosier Harmony’ 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 prefers average, even moisture. Use ‘Hoosier Harmony’ for contrasts of texture, habit and color in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • 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

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    34"-38" / 86.4cm - 96.5cm

  • 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, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Chartreuse

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Chartreuse

  • 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