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James H. Schutte
Hosta, Janet Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily
Hostas prefer shade, right? Yes, but this one, ‘Janet,’ needs a bit of sun to develop the glowing chartreuse color of its leaves. Variegated and heart-shaped, the leaves emerge chartreuse and turn creamy white by summer when grown in the sun. They are edged by narrow margins of green, and are ribbed. The flowers are pale lavender, funnel-shaped, and appear on leafy stems held above the foliage in midsummer. The plants form medium-sized spreading mounds.
Like most hostas, ‘Janet’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. It needs at least some morning sun to have its brightest color and prefers average, even moisture. Use ‘Janet’ for contrasts of size, habit, and color in shaded perennial gardens, or massed as a groundcover.
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
13"-17" / 33.0cm - 43.2cm
22"-26" / 55.9cm - 66.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Chartreuse, Dark Green
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
White, Dark Green
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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