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HOSTA 'Lakeside Cha Cha'

Image of Hosta 'Lakeside Cha Cha'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Lakeside Cha Cha'

Plant Common Name

Hosta, Lakeside Cha Cha Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The variegated 'Lakeside Cha Cha’ needs a bit of sun to show it stongest colors. Hostas are herbaceous ornamentals prized for their mounding habit, toughness and leaves. The leaves of this one stand well above the ground on stout petioles (leaf stems) forming an upright mound. They are heart-shaped, substantial, lightly corrugated, and lime-green to chartreuse edged in thin bands of white. The flowers are pale lavender and tubular and appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in midsummer.

Like most hostas, ‘Lakeside Cha Cha’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. It also needs at least some morning sun to maintain good leaf color.Use ‘Lakeside Cha Cha’ for contrasts of size, texture and color in shaded perennial gardens 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

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    25"-29" / 63.5cm - 73.7cm

  • 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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Chartreuse, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Chartreuse, Lime Green

  • 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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes