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Hosta, Metallica Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for the mounding habit, tolerance of shade, toughness, and attractive leaves. This one, shiny ‘Metallica,’ forms medium-sized, neat clumps of broad, lance-shaped, glossy leaves that taper to a point. They are blue-green with a metallic sheen. Lavender bell-to-funnel-shaped flowers appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in late summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Metallica’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, 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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
19"-23" / 48.3cm - 58.4cm
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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